97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

Student Travel Grants

Applications Due: 14 October 2016

Travel grants are available to current senior undergraduate or graduate students interested in attending an AMS Annual Meeting. AMS recognizes the considerable benefit that students can gain from attending both student and professional sessions and events, even if they are not presenting a paper there. Interactions between students and other conference attendees are encouraged by AMS. To this end, travel grants will be awarded to students who are not presenting a paper at the professional conference (presenting a paper at the student conference does not fall under this rule).

The travel grants are available only to AMS student members and members with student privileges. For current members, your 2017 membership dues should be paid  prior to applying.  If you are not a member and would like to apply, you must submit an online membership application and pay for the full year of 2017.

 Potential candidates must not be presenting a paper at a professional meeting. A student can receive no more than one travel grant award per calendar year, and may not apply for more than two meetings per calendar year, and not more than one conference per meeting (with the annual meeting counting as a single meeting), i.e., a student applies for travel grant to the annual meeting and receives an award, that student is not eligible to apply for another conference within the calendar year.

The grant will cover round-trip air travel (within North America) to the meeting, hotel room/tax and conference registration fee (excluding short courses).  The recipient of a grant will be responsible for meals and any extra charges on the hotel bill.  Students will share a room with one or two other awardees at the discretion of AMS.

Application Process and Deadline Information

Students must complete the online application form to participate.  To access the online application, you must have an online profile consisting of your membership email address and a password.  Be sure to fill in all areas of the form and include a valid email address.  Applications will not process after the deadline date.


All applicants will be notified of their standing by email.  Please give at least two to three weeks after the deadline date to receive notice of your standing.  If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Donna Fernandez at (617) 226-3907 or e?mail dfernandez@ametsoc.org.


2017 AMS Annual Meeting Publications Workshop: The Importance of Peer Reviewers: Best Practices and Stories from the Inside
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 604
AMS Career Fair
21–23 January 2017, Poster Hall
Discussion of AMS information statement on the Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 604
Early Career Professionals Reception
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 9:00–11:00 P.M., Seattle Sheraton, Grand Ballroom C

Do you consider yourself an early career professional? Are you trying to find your niche within the AMS community? Or, perhaps you are looking to connect with other AMS early career professionals? If so, you are not alone!

Fifth Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals

The conference comprises a mix of speakers, panelists, and group discussions.  Several networking opportunities throughout the conference encourage communication with both other young professional attendees and invited early, mid, and late career professionals involved in AMS.  A special networking event will held early Sunday evening for only those that register for the conference.

How Policy and Law Affect Early Career Scientists
Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 612
Student Conference Posters
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 5:30–7:30 P.M., HALL 4E
Third Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals
Monday, 23 January 2017, 7:00–9:30 P.M., Atrium Lobby, Washington State Convention Center

Free of Charge and Open to All!
Teachers, students, families, weather enthusiasts of all ages!  Join us for the American Meteorological Society’s 16th Annual WeatherFest, a cool, fun, and fascinating look at all things weather, water, and climate.

Student Award Opportunities

Share your research with colleagues and be eligible win an award!

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Travel Grants

Travel grants are for current senior undergraduate or graduate students interested in attending the AMS Annual Meeting. Applications were due by 14 October.

Learn more about travel grants


Student Assistant Program

Help AMS staff run the Annual Meeting! Open to undergraduate students who are active AMS student members. Applications were due by 14 October.

Learn more about being a student assistant