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Travel Funding Opportunities

Travel and research grants and scholarships

Through travel grants and fellowships, AGU, ASLO and TOS help promote the professional development of the next generation of ocean scientists and enable the next era of scientific discoveries. These programs provide the opportunity for scientists to participate in career-building activities early in their careers.

We offer travel grants for students planning to attend Ocean Sciences Meeting. The program provides financial assistance to U.S. and international early career scientists and students who have little or no support from research contracts or grants, and who are presenting for the first time at a conference. These travel grants and fellowships provide the support necessary for students and early career scientists to complete research and advance their education and careers.

The application deadlines for the Ocean Sciences Meeting Student Travel Grants, Early Career Travel Grants, and Berkner Fellowships are 18 September.

Travel and Research Grants
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Travel to the Ocean Sciences Meeting

Submit your application for a student travel grant!
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Eligibility and application requirements

To demonstrate eligibility for an Ocean Sciences Meeting student travel grant, you must meet the following criteria and requirements for your application:

  • 1
    Be a current student member of AGU, the Oceanography Society, or the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
  • 2
    Be an enrolled high school student, two- or four-year undergraduate student or graduate student at an 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 the Ocean Sciences 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
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Travel to the Ocean Sciences Meeting

Submit your application for a early career travel grant!
Apply Now

Eligibility and application requirements

To demonstrate eligibility for the Ocean Sciences Meeting Early Career Scientist Travel Grant you must meet the following criteria and requirements for your application. Preference for the Ocean Sciences Meeting Early Career Scientist Travel Grant is given first to applicants from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences.

  • 1
    Be a current early career scientist member of AGU, the Oceanography Society, or the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
  • 2
    Be within 10 years of your terminal degree
  • 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 the Ocean Sciences 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
Standard Value

Apply for an Ocean Sciences Meeting Berkner Fellowship

Submit your application for travel support to present research at an AGU-sponsored meeting!
Apply Now

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

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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