ROBERT E. HORTON RESEARCH GRANT
Student grant in the hydrological sciences
The Horton Research Grant is a grant awarded to Ph.D. students studying hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field. The grant is awarded to up to three students each year. It is funded by the Robert E. Horton Fund for Hydrologic Research to promote excellence through encouraging the next generation of professionals in the hydrological sciences.
Awardees are recognized at the AGU Fall Meeting where they receive a one-year grant (not to exceed $10,000) to cover research costs and related travel expenses ($500 for students in the United States and Canada; $1,000 for international students). Winners who choose to participate virtually in the AGU Fall Meeting will receive $500 for meeting expenses regardless of their country of residence.
Applications open: 7 February 2022
Application deadline: 15 April 2022
1Be a current AGU student member
2Be an enrolled in a doctoral program in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field such as water resources policy science
3Be enrolled in your program through the duration of the award (one year from Fall Meeting where you receive the award)
4Meet all submission proposal requirements including CV, executive summary, statement of purpose, budget, and letters of recommendation
5You do not need to demonstrate financial need
Proposals are judged using criteria adapted from the National Science Foundation:
- How important is the proposed activity to advancing knowledge and understanding within its own field or across different fields?
- To what extent does the activity suggest and explore creative and original concepts?
- How clear are the objectives of the work?
- How well qualified is the proposer to conduct the project?
- How well conceived and organized is the activity?
- Is there sufficient access to resources?
Grant recipients will receive payment in two installments. The first installment is presented at AGU’s Fall Meeting. The second installment is given the following June upon receipt by the Hydrology Section president of a brief progress report.
The progress report should not exceed two pages in length and should (a) summarize the scientific progress on the project, (b) describe the manner in which the first installment funds have been employed, (c) provide a projection for the expenditure of the second installment funds, and (d) provide an update on the overall progress of the thesis and expected graduation date. It is due to the Hydrology Section president by 1 June and must contain the signed approval of the faculty research supervisor