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Travel grants for Fall Meeting

The 2020 Fall Meeting Virtual Student Travel Grants provide funds to assist students with a combination of costs associated with attending the virtual meeting and educational expenses (any item listed within an institution’s cost of attendance). Grants will be awarded in the amount of $1000 USD, with $500 USD to cover Fall Meeting-related expenses and $500 USD to cover educational expenses.

Applications open: June 2021

Application deadline: August 2021

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Fall Meeting STG

Applications are now closed.

Applications for the 2020 Fall Meeting Student Travel Grant are now closed.

Evaluation criteria and requirements

Preference is given based on the following: applicants from demographic backgrounds underrepresented in Earth and space science, applicants who demonstrate financial need, applicants who identify as a woman, applicants who have never studied or collaborated outside of their home country, and applicants who are in the final year of their degree program. Applicants who move through the first round of selection are then reviewed on the following criteria:

  • 1
    Be a current AGU student member
  • 2
    Be an enrolled high school student, two- or four-year undergraduate student or graduate student at an accredited academic institution
  • 3
    Have successfully submitted an abstract prior to filling out your travel grant application. You must include your abstract reference number on the application
  • 4
    Be a first author presenting a paper or poster at Fall Meeting
  • 5
    Demonstrate sufficient funding resources to cover your meeting registration and travel expenses
  • 6
    Demonstrate strong scientific merit in your abstract to application reviewers from your Section
  • A grant in the amount of $500 USD will be disbursed to reimburse costs associated with attending Fall Meeting. Eligible expenses include purchasing or renting technology (WiFi hotspot, laptop, laptop accessories, computer software), transportation to access technology, housing to access technology, dependent care, unpaid leave/lost wages, etc.
  • Upon participation in a required number of Fall Meeting program offerings, plus the submission of a brief written report and expense budget, an additional $500 USD will be disbursed to cover educational expenses (tuition, fees, housing, loans, transportation, personal expenses).
  • More information regarding specific program requirements will be provided in July 2020.


Leslie Marasco

Leslie Marasco

Student and Diversity Program Manager

202.777.7357 | [email protected]

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Carissa Lundquist

Student Grants and Scholarship Coordinator

202.777.7442 | [email protected]



General inquiries

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