Student Award Opportunities

Many conferences offer travel awards as well as award certificates and cash prizes for the best student oral and poster presentations at the conference.  Check the list below for specifics for each conference.

A Special Symposium on Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN)

Six awards will be given to students recognizing outstanding presentations based on evaluations of both the submitted abstracts and corresponding oral or poster presentations. Awards will be given for 1st ($200), 2nd ($100) and 3rd ($50) place for each of the oral and poster presentation categories.

An independent committee will evaluate and recommend winners of the PECAN student awards based on an assessment of the oral and poster presentations. Four criteria will be used: (1) Originality and depth of research accomplished; (2) Quality of oral or poster presentation; (3) Quality of slides or poster for presentation and (4) Quality of written abstract.

To be eligible for the awards, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a University, and you also must be the lead author, personally presenting the work.

Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services

To encourage student presentations, the Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services is pleased to offer up to two student travel awards valued at $260 each. To apply, please submit a short written statement indicating financial need and how presenting at and attending the Special Symposium will benefit your professional development to the lead program chairperson (Clark Evans, evans36@uwm.edu) prior to October 15, 2017. With your statement, please also provide a copy of or link to your submitted abstract. All applicants will be notified of their status prior to November 1, 2017.

2018 AMS Joint Satellite Conference

22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatoloogy  

Student Paper Awards

$100 Undergraduate, Poster; $100 Graduate Poster; $100 Undergraduate, Oral; $100 Graduate, Oral

An independent 3-person committee, to be selected by the 22nd Conference on SatMOC co-chairs, will evaluate and recommend winners of the student award ($100 each) based on an assessment of the oral presentations.  Four criteria will be used for posters and orals: (1) Originality and depth of research accomplished; (2) Quality of oral presentation by student; (3) Quality of slides or poster for presentation; (4) Quality of Extended Abstract submitted no later than 30 days post conference. If feasible, the contribution of the student in designing the research problem and conducting the work will also be assessed.  Each criterion will be graded out of 10, and the committee will confer on a winner.   The abstract will need to have been submitted to a session in which 22nd Conference on SatMOC during the primary conference.

Student Travel Awards

Our goal of providing a travel allowance is to encourage students who may not otherwise be given the opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting or to present at 22nd SatMOC.  The support can in part cover their travel and serve as an incentive for the students’ advisors to send them to the Annual Meeting.  After the abstract deadline has passed, the 22ndSatMet Co-Chairs will evaluate and recommend 2 winners of the partial travel support award of $200 per award.  The originality of the study and the quality of the written English in the abstract will be used as criteria.  The abstract will need to have been submitted to a session in which 22nd SatMOC is the primary conference.

Deadline for application: 16 October, 2017
 

14th Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems

Student Paper Awards

$100 Undergraduate, Poster; $100 Graduate, Poster; $100 Undergraduate, Oral; $100 Graduate, Oral

An independent 3-person committee, to be selected by the 14th NEWGEN co-chairs, will evaluate and recommend winners of the student award ($100 each) based on an assessment of the oral presentations.  Four criteria will be used for posters and orals: (1) Originality and depth of research accomplished; (2) Quality of oral presentation by student; (3) Quality of slides or poster for presentation; (4) Quality of Extended Abstract submitted no later than 30 days post conference. If feasible, the contribution of the student in designing the research problem and conducting the work will also be assessed.  Each criterion will be graded out of 10, and the committee will confer on a winner.   The abstract will need to have been submitted to a session in which 14th NEWGEN during the primary conference. 

Student Event

The Speed Networking Event allows students and early professionals to network with mentors via ‘speed networking’, similar to ‘speed dating’, where the mentors (meteorology professionals) roam between tables at set intervals introducing the students and early professionals to a wide array of professions in the field of meteorology. The speed networking will be followed by a social with light hors d'oeuvres, proving a great time for open networking. This allows the students and the mentors of their selected discipline to have extended conversations after their speed-mentoring 
introductions.

Sixth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability

The organizers of the 6th Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability are pleased to offer two travel grants ($450 each) to support students’ attendance at the AMS annual meeting. Students who would like to be considered for need-based partial travel support should indicate so when submitting their abstract and may be asked to submit justification for the funds. Cash awards for outstanding student oral and poster presentations ($200 for first place and $100 for second place for a total of 4 awards) in the symposium will also be given. Students who wish to be considered for prizes must be the first author and presenting their own original work. They should indicate that they wish to enter the competition when they submit their abstract. Awards will be based on originality and relevance of research, quality and organization of the presentation, and effectiveness of presentation delivery. 

Eighth Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations

The 8R2O Committee is pleased to host Student Presentation Awards at the 98th AMS Annual Meeting. Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best Student (undergraduate or graduate) oral and poster presentations. Students who wish to be considered for these awards should indicate so when submitting the abstract. In order to be considered for an award, the Student must be the lead and presenting author.

The basis for an award will be:
          a.) Originality of the work, 
          b.) Applicability to near-term or projected transition of research-to-operations, and 
          c.) Quality of the presentation and its delivery.

Student Event

The Speed Networking Event allows students and early professionals to network with mentors via ‘speed networking’ where the mentors (meteorology and allied discpline professionals) roam between tables at set intervals introducing the students and early professionals to a wide array of professions in the field of meteorology. The speed networking will be followed by a social with light hors d'oeuvres, providing a great time for open networking. This allows the students and the mentors of their selected discipline to have extended conversations after their speed-mentoring 
introductions.

Ninth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy

As we have done in the past, we will have awards for best student oral presentations and best student posters to encourage student participation.

Ninth Conference on Environment and Health

The Board on Environment and Health is pleased to be able to offer presentation and travel awards to participating students of the 98th Annual AMS meeting. Individuals who have questions or are interested in applying for these opportunities should contact Augusta Williams: augustawilliams89@gmail.com with the appropriate information.                                 

Student Presentation Awards:

Three (3) presentation awards, in total, will be extended to the top student presenters (undergraduate or graduate) participating in the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health. The awards include $200 to assist with the expenses of participating in the conference and a certificate of achievement from the AMS. Students will be graded by board members, using a standardized rubric, where the highest cumulative scores will receive an award. To be eligible, students must participate in the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health and must be a current student in good academic standing (e.g. not on probation or disciplinary action for grades or conduct).

After submitting their abstract, interested students should complete this form and submit their resume or CV to Augusta Williams with the subject: “AMS 98th Conference – Student Presentation Awards” by August 15th, 2017. Students should Award announcements will be made by the middle of February, 2018 after the conference.

10th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions

The Symposium Organizing Committee will host a student paper competition with award certificates and cash prizes for exemplary undergraduate and graduate student poster and oral presentations. Students must be the first author and presenting their own, original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract.

15th Conference on Space Weather

Students who want to be considered for travel support will be asked to note this when submitting their abstract. The committee will provide two travel awards to help defray the cost of attending the AMS meeting for a student who submitted an abstract to present at the Space Weather Conference. There is a 1 August 2017 deadline to apply for travel support. Students who wish to apply are required to submit the following documents in a single PDF document: a presentation abstract, statement of why they want to attend the meeting, statement of commitment to attend if awarded the travel award, and letter of recommendation from their advisor.

17th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Committee on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science (AI Committee) is proud to present cash awards for outstanding student oral presentations at the 2018 AI conference ($200 first place, $150 second place, $100 third place, $50 honorable mention) which will be held 7 – 11 January 2018 in Austin, Texas. The outstanding paper awards will be based on originality of research and quality of presentation delivery.

Contenders for the award will have to:

 * be enrolled at a University (either at undergraduate or graduate level),

 * be the lead-author and personally make the presentation of their work,

Students who wish to be considered for this prize should indicate so when submitting their abstract.

The AI Committee will also award two (2) travel awards of $350 each. Interested students need to indicate whether they wish to be considered for travel awards when submitting their abstract. 

For further information, please feel free to contact Philippe Tissot (philippe.tissot@tamucc.edu).

19th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation

The AMS Measurements Committee is offering $500 travel awards for up to two student AMS members who are presenting papers/posters at the meeting.  The award is to be used for travel expenses to and from the conference and lodging in Austin, TX  Funding is available to both graduate and undergraduate students, but is limited to one award per educational institution.  Furthermore, the awardee may not receive any concurrent travel support from the AMS (e.g., an AMS travel grant).  The selected students will be required to pay for any travel up-front, and be reimbursed by AMS (Gillian Peguero, gpeguero@ametsoc.org) after the conference with proper receipts.

      To apply, students should prepare a short written statement (no more than one page) declaring their financial need and circumstance, relevance of their research to the conference, and how they will benefit from attending the conference.  Applicants should also provide a copy of their abstract for the meeting.  Applications should be sent in pdf format via email to the conference chair: Bruce Baker (bruce.baker@noaa.gov). Applications will be accepted through 15 October 2017 and selected students will be notified around the end of November 2017.  Interested applicants or questions about the award should contact the conference Chair.  The measurements committee will evaluate and vote for student award winners based on these written statements with names/affiliations removed.

      The Robert Leviton Student Prize is presented for the best student paper on the development or evaluation of atmospheric instrumentation or unique measurement techniques. The Committee on Measurements will submit a recommendation to the STAC Commissioner, who approves the recommendation. To be considered for the prize, an entrant should either be enrolled as a full-time student or be a student who has just completed a degree but has not yet begun employment at the time the paper is given or submitted for publication. The prize, an AMS reference book, $200, plus a certificate, was established to recognize Robert Leviton, who devoted nearly his entire professional career to endeavors related to the measurement of wind, temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere. He was one of the pioneers in reducing large datasets from radiosondes using a computer.

        The AMS measurements committee will review all student presentations and posters at the Symposium and provide an evaluation to the committee chair.  The chair will tally votes provided by the committee members to distribute this award.  In the event of a tie, the committee will vote on the finalists.

        Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late-September 2017. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site.  Authors have the option to submit manuscripts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 12 February 2018.  All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.

20th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA

The Committee on Meteorological Aspects of Air Pollution Meteorology is pleased to offer 2 $750.00 student presenter travel allowance awards. This travel allowance award is designed to cover registration fees, transportation costs, food and lodging for students presenting poster or oral papers at the Air Pollution Meteorology Conference.  Please note that this student presenter travel allowance is not the same as an AMS travel grant. An AMS travel grant is limited to students NOT presenting a paper at the conference. For more information on student funding grants, see the AMS web site: https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/information-for/students/ams-student-travel-grants/

      Students are asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for such awards.  To be considered for an award, the applicant should prepare a short written statement (no more than one page) declaring their financial need and circumstance, relevance of their research to the conference, how they will benefit from attending the conference, and a copy of their abstract for the meeting.

20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry

The AMS 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry (20thATMChem) is proud to provide two Outstanding Student Paper Awards and two Student Travel Awards. 

The Outstanding Student Paper Award ($250 each) recognizes outstanding student papers based on evaluations of both the submitted paper abstracts and corresponding oral or poster presentations. The Student Travel Award ($500 each) will partially support travel for outstanding students to attend 2018 AMS annual meeting and give oral presentations at one of the atmospheric chemistry sessions. 

To be eligible for the awards, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a University, and you also must be the lead author, personally presenting the work. The student needs to indicate whether he/she wishes to be considered for a travel award when submitting the abstract. 

The 20thATMChem program chairs and the session organizers will review the abstracts , and may request the student to provide references for his/her work, such as recommendation letter or/and school transcripts, before making a selection for the travel awards.  Evaluation of oral and poster presentations for the Outstanding Student Paper awards will be also conducted at the meeting by the program chairs and session organizers.

How to Apply:

For Outstanding Student Paper Award, the student author should indicate in Confex if he/she would like to be considered for the student paper/poster awards. Date winners for Outstanding Student Paper Award will be notified: 1 February 2018.

For Student Travel Award, the student author should email the program chairperson a short written statement (no more than one page) declaring their financial need and circumstance, relevance of their research to the conference, how they will benefit from attending the conference, and a copy of their abstract for the meeting. The deadline for the Student Travel Application is October 15, 2017. Date winners for the Student Travel Award will be notified: 1 November 2017.

21st Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification
22nd Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
25th Conference on Probability and Statistics

The Probability and Statistics committee will provide two travel awards of $700.00 for students who have submitted an abstract to the P&S conference or have an interest in attending the conference. There is a October 1, 2017 deadline to apply for travel support. Students who wish to apply are required to submit the following documents in a single PDF document: a current CV/Resume and statement of why they want to attend the meeting, including their interests in probability and statistics, and a letter of recommendation from their advisor.  Please send the document to Scott Sellars, scottsellars@ucsd.edu, and enter "AMS Probability and Statistics Award Travel" as the subject line in the email. 

31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change

The Climate Variability and Change Committee encourages abstract submissions from students and postdocs.  Awards for outstanding oral and poster presentations will be given for student contributions. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts.

32nd Conference on Hydrology

The 32nd Conference on Hydrology will sponsor a competition for students presenting their own original research in hydrology. Student presentations will be judged on scientific content, presentation quality, and the overall effectiveness of the presentation. The competition will award first and second place cash prizes, consisting of $150 for first place and $75 for second place for both oral and poster presentations. A list of previous winners is available at the Hydrology Committee’s webpage. To enter the competition, you must indicate your desire to participate in the competition when submitting your abstract.

Additionally, the 32nd Conference on Hydrology will offer two travel awards, of $525 each, to students presenting at the 32nd Conference on Hydrology. Recipients of the travel grant will be chosen by the Hydrology Committee based on financial need and relevance of the presented work with the goals and mission of the AMS Hydrology Committee. This will be evaluated through a two-page application following the guidelines set forth in this document. For additional information about the student competition or travel grant please contact Francina Dominguez (francina@illinois.edu).

Peter J. Webster Symposium

Three awards will be given to students recognizing outstanding poster presentations. Awards will be given for 1st ($750), 2nd ($500) and 3rd ($250) place. An independent committee will evaluate and recommend winners of the Webster Symposium student awards. To be eligible for the awards, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a University, and you also must be the lead author, personally presenting the work.