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.

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

The organizers of the 8th Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability are pleased to offer two travel grants ($600 each) to support students’ attendance at the AMS annual meeting. Students who would like to be considered for the travel support should indicate so when submitting their abstract and may be asked to submit justification for the funds.

10th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations

The 10th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations, the 16th Annual Symposium on the New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, and the 3rd Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats are pleased to co-host Student Presentation Awards at the AMS Centennial Annual Meeting. Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best Student oral and poster presentations. Students who wish to be considered for these awards should indicate so when submitting their 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.) Quality of the presentation (oral and poster/slides) and the Student’s delivery.

Student Event

The 10th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations will be co-hosting the 6th Annual Speed Networking Event. The Event allows students and early career professionals to network with mentors via “speed networking” where the mentors (meteorology and allied discipline 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 include 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.

10th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications

Student Presentation Awards: The Committee for Laser Atmospheric Studies (CLAS) is pleased to host two Student Presentation Awards to be given during Lidar Atmospheric Applications (LAA) symposium at the Centennial AMS Annual Meeting. Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best student (undergraduate or graduate) oral and poster presentations, respectively given during the LAA meeting. Students who wish to be considered for these awards should indicate so when submitting their 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 laser atmospheric applications,
c.) Quality of the presentation and its delivery, and
d.) Relation to the Annual Meeting theme.

 

11th Conference on Environment and Health

Two (2) presentation awards, in total, will be extended to the top student presenters (undergraduate or graduate) participating in the 11th 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 11th 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).

12th 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 Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice

Members of the Symposium for Societal Applications encourage students to submit their posters and oral presentations for consideration for one of eight awards. We especially encourage topics that speak to the goals of the Symposium and connect with the overall conference theme: The AMS Past, Present, and Future: Linking Information to Knowledge to Society (LINKS). Eight awards will be given to students based on an evaluation presentations, four awards in each category of poster and oral presentation: 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), 3rd ($50) place and honorable mention ($20).

A subcommittee will evaluate presentations and recommend winners based on criteria that include (1) Quality of the research being conducted (e.g. research design, methods, reporting of results); (2) Relevance of research to the Symposium and conference theme; (3) Quality of oral or poster presentation design (e.g. clear slides, understandable graphics, readability of text); and (4) Communication skills (e.g. engaging the audience, pacing of presentation, ability to answer Q&As).

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

Program chairs organizing the Symposium for Societal Applications will also be granting one student and one early career professional with a full-week conference registration waiver (persons must register by the early registration deadline of December 3, 2019). Interested applicants should submit a one-page statement describing 1) how attending the 2020 AMS conference would benefit their academic or professional career and 2) how their academic or professional career activities support the mission of Board on Societal Impacts (BSI), which sponsors the Societal Applications Symposium. The BSI mission is described here. Applications are due to Jennifer Henderson (Jennifer.Henderson-1@colorado.edu) or Vanessa Vincente (vincente@ucar.edu) by Monday November 1, 2019.

16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems

The 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, the 10th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations, and the 3rd Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats are pleased to co-host Student Presentation Awards at the AMS Centennial Annual Meeting. Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best Student oral and poster presentations. Students who wish to be considered for these awards should indicate so when submitting their 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.) Quality of the presentation (oral and poster/slides) and the student’s delivery.

Student Event


The 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems will be co-hosting the 6th Annual Speed Networking Event. The Event allows students and early career professionals to network with mentors via “speed networking” where the mentors (meteorology and allied discipline 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 include 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.
 

17th Conference on Space Weather

The Committee on Space Weather offers two student award opportunities for students participating in the 17th Conference on Space Weather at the 100th AMS Annual Meeting. Both of these opportunities are only available to students who have submitted an abstract for the conference. Both oral and poster presentations are eligible: Student Travel Awards:

The committee will be providing several small travel grants ($400) to help defray the cost of attending the AMS meeting for students who submitted abstracts to present at the Space Weather Conference. Students who wish to apply are required to submit the following documents to either of the program chairs: 1) the presentation abstract, 2) statement of why they want to attend the meeting, 3) statement of commitment to attend if awarded the travel award, and 4) letter of recommendation from their adviser.

Travel Award applications are due October 15, 2019, and notifications to recipients will be sent by November 1, 2019.
Student Presentation Awards:

We are pleased to offer two $100 student presentation awards to be given during the 17th Conference on Space Weather at the 100th AMS Annual Meeting. Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best student (undergraduate or graduate) oral and poster presentations given during the meeting. $50 runner-up awards are also available for exceptional presentations. The considerations for an award include:
originality of the work;
relevance to space weather research and/or applications;
quality of the presentation and its delivery;
relation to the AMS meeting theme.


 

19th Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science

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 2020 AI conference ($200 first place, $150 second place, $100 third place, $70 honorable mention) which will be held 12 - 16 January 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. 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.

22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification

The 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification Committee is pleased to offer a student presenter travel allowance award. This travel allowance award is designed to cover travel costs, such as registration fees, transportation costs, food and lodging for students presenting poster or oral papers at the 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification.  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.

The 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification Committee will also 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.

22nd Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry

The AMS 22nd Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry (22ndATMChem) is proud to provide six outstanding student paper 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. In particular, the student selected for the award should demonstrate outstanding qualities, including the following:

 

  • significance of the work and originality and creativity of the approach;
  • explanation of methods;
  • visual clarity (clarity of figures, appropriate font sizes, effective use of space, headings, etc.);
  • organization and logical structure (e.g., clearly stated questions, results and conclusions);
  • conclusions supported by data and analysis;
  • author’s knowledge of the subject matter including awareness of prior research in the field;
  • and ability to answer questions.

 

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 22ndATMChem 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 or 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 the 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. Winners of the outstanding student paper award will be notified on 14 February 2020

25th Conference on Applied Climatology

The Committee of Applied Climatology is proud to award best student prizes for best student presentation, runner-up student presentation, best student poster, and runner-up student. These awards recognize outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of both the submitted written paper and corresponding oral and poster presentation. Students are asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for such awards.

26th Conference on Probability and Statistics

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Committee on Probability and Statistics will be awarding cash prizes for student oral presentations and posters at the 2020 Conference on Probability and Statistics, to be held 12-16 January, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. Three awards will be presented for student oral presentations ($150 first place, $100 second place, $50 third place) and three awards will be presented for student posters ($100 first place, $75 second place, $25 third place). 

 

To be eligible, students must have indicated their willingness to be considered for student competitions when submitting their abstracts, must be either undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at a university, and must be the lead author of and personally present their work. Students will be judged based on the quality, applicability, and creativity of their research, as well as the strength and clarity of the presentation of their results.

29th Conference on Education

The 29th Conference on Education Committee welcomes abstract submissions from students and postdocs. Awards will recognize outstanding presentations given by students. 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 and presenter of the work. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts.

33rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change

The Climate Variability and Change Committee welcome abstract submissions from students and postdocs. Awards will recognize outstanding oral and poster presentations given by students. 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 and presenter of the work. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts.

34th Conference on Hydrology

The 34th 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. . To enter the competition, you must indicate your desire to participate in the competition when submitting your abstract.