Resources for First-Time Abstract Submitters

Resources for First-Time Abstract Submitters

Resources for first-time submitters

This Summer, we're providing more resources for potential abstract submitters. Want to learn more about Plain Language Summaries or writing an abstract that will catch the eyes of the press? Interested in learning about the Student Travel Grant Process? Explore this page for more resources and information about the abstract submission process.

Identifying the right session

With over 1300 sessions to choose from, finding the right session for your abstract is not always easy. Explore the components of a session.

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Writing an Abstract That Will Get Their Attention

 

 

The scientific climate is shifting such that tailoring your message solely to your peers is unlikely to get your work the notice and reach that it deserves. Making the shift from technical to plain-language writing can be difficult, if not seemingly impossible. In this webinar presented by AGU's Sharing Science and press teams, we will provide helpful tools and hints to make the transformation process easier and hopefully enjoyable!


Additional resources for abstract submissions

If you have any questions about the abstract submission process, AGU’s scientific program policies, or general procedures please contact the Scientific Program team
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Browse available sessions and submit an abstract for Fall Meeting 2019.
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Student Funding Opportunities for Fall Meeting

 

 

Did you know that AGU provides financial assistance for students to attend Fall Meeting? In this webinar, learn about AGU’s travel grant programs designed to help students attend Fall Meeting, pick up tips for completing the application process and hear how previous travel grant recipients found additional financial resources to cover their costs.


Fall Meeting STG

Fall Meeting 2019 applications are closed

Fall Meeting travel grants have closed but AGU has other grants, fellowships and scholarships throughout the year.
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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
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Applications are closed

2019 David E. Lumley Young Scientist Scholarship have closed, but AGU has other grants, fellowships and scholarships throughout the year.
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Eligibility and requirements

To be considered for the David E. Lumley Young Scientist Scholarship for Energy and Environmental Science you must be the first author of a paper on energy or environmental science research that will be presented at AGU’s Fall Meeting. You must also meet the following requirements:

  • 1
    Be enrolled in high school or undergraduate studies
  • 2
    Be interested in exploring or pursuing a career in energy and environmental science
  • 3
    Submit an abstract before submitting the scholarship application
  • 4
    Include a personal statement in your application describing how the scholarship will further your career goals
  • 5
    Include a recommendation letter from a professor or research advisor
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Fall Meeting Berkner Fellowship is closed

Fall Meeting travel grants have closed but AGU has other grants, fellowships and scholarships throughout the year.
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Evaluation criteria and requirements

Berkner Travel Fellowship applications are scored and judged based on the following criteria:

  • 1
    You demonstrate sufficient resources to fund expenses (meals, local travel, and incidentals) and can be reimbursed after the meeting
  • 2
    Your application demonstrates a clear understanding of how you will make the most out of the Fall Meeting experience
  • 3
    Your Fall Meeting abstract demonstrates scientific merit
  • 4
    Special consideration will be given to female applicants
  • 5
    Special consideration will be given to those who have never traveled to the United States
  • 6
    Special consideration will be given to those who are in their final year of their degree program
  • Eligibility for Berkner Fellowships is limited to AGU members under the age of 35 who are citizens of countries designated by the World Bank as “low” or “lower-middle” income per capita.
  • You must also currently reside in a World Bank “low” or “lower-middle” income per capita nation and not be currently studying in the U.S. Your country of residency does not need to be the same as your country of citizenship.
  • You must have submitted an abstract prior to the travel grant application and be able to provide the abstract reference number. You should be first author presenting a paper or poster at Fall Meeting or Ocean Sciences Meeting.
  • Before you are able to accept the fellowship, you must provide proof that you have applied for a travel visa and any transit visas. Note: This may mean that you must be in your home country for the visa interview process.
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Contacts

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]

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