HELPING STUDENTS ATTEND FALL MEETING
Fall Meeting Student Travel Grants provide funds to assist students with a combination of costs associated with attending the Fall Meeting. Both in-person and virtual attendees receive $1,000 USD toward the cost of registration and educational expenses. Applications for the AGU 2023 Fall Meeting will be open 10 July-10 August 2023.
REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA
- Be the first author and presenting a paper or poster at Fall Meeting,
- Be an AGU student member,
- Be an enrolled high school student, two- or four-year undergraduate student, or graduate student at an accredited academic institution at the time of the Fall Meeting,
- Show financial ability to attend the Fall Meeting in addition to Travel Grant funds, and
- Have successfully submitted an abstract prior to filling out your travel grant application. You must include your abstract reference number on the application.
Applicants are initially reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Demographic backgrounds underrepresented in Earth and space science
- Demonstrated financial need
- Applicants who have never studied outside of their home country
- Applicants in the final year of their degree program
Applicants who move through the first round of selection are then reviewed on the following criteria:
- The strong scientific merit in your abstract (Evaluated by application reviewers from your section.)
- How receiving a travel grant would reduce barriers to your participation
- The unique perspective you bring to the broader AGU community
- Your plan to engage with the AGU community and fellow AGU student members
- How participating in Fall Meeting with benefit your personal and professional goals
- Applicant's resume/CV
Recipients Attending Fall Meeting In-person
A grant in the amount of $1,000 USD will be disbursed to reimburse costs associated with attending Fall Meeting. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, meeting registration, housing accommodations, travel expenses, visa fees, poster printing fees, personal expenses, etc. If a recipient’s Fall Meeting related costs total less than $1,000 USD, the remaining funds must be used towards educational expenses (tuition, fees, housing, transportation, loans, etc.). In-person attendees will be required to participate in a number of Fall Meeting program offerings and must submit both a brief written report and an expense budget after the conclusion of Fall Meeting.
In-person attendees must provide documentation by October 2022 confirming that the US is authorizing travel from their home country and that Covid-19 travel regulations allow them to attend Fall Meeting.
Recipients Attending Fall Meeting Virtually
A grant in the amount of $500 USD will be disbursed to reimburse costs associated with attending Fall Meeting virtually. 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).
GIVE TO THE FALL MEETING
STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT FUND
Help a student attend Fall Meeting.
Fall Meeting Student Travel Grants assist students in paying costs associated with attending the event, both in-person and virtually. Donate now to help applicants, especially those from demographic backgrounds underrepresented in Earth and space science, to attend this year’s Fall Meeting.