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Travel grants for Fall Meeting

The AGU Fall Meeting General Student Travel Grants provide funds to assist students with travel costs associated with attending the meeting. Awardees traveling from the United States and Canada will receive a $500 award, and awardees traveling from outside the United States and Canada will receive $1,000 in funds. Travel grant funds are provided after Fall Meeting and are not meant to reimburse specific travel costs (i.e. airfare, hotel, etc.), but to help recoup the overall costs of your travel.

Applications open: 12 June 2019

Application deadline: 7 August 2019

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Fall Meeting STG

Fall Meeting 2019 applications are closed

Congratulations to the 2019 student travel grant winners!
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Evaluation criteria and requirements

Preference is given to applicants from demographic groups who are underrepresented in Earth and space science. Your application will be assessed for diversity and financial need by current income range. Applicants who pass the first round of selection based on those parameters 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
  • If you are offered a travel grant, you are responsible for booking and organizing your own transportation and housing. You must pay your own meeting registration fee and all other travel costs.
  • Grant recipients must physically check in at the Fall Meeting in order to provide proof of attendance. Funds will not be dispersed unless your attendance has been confirmed.


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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