AMS Graduate Fellowships

$2,700–$25,000Award Amount
6Number of Awards
1/1/2023Submission Deadline

The AMS Graduate Fellowship Program offers first-year graduate students with unique opportunities who aim to pursue graduate education in atmospheric and other related sciences.

The Program is aimed at helping graduates understand real-life challenges and how to better tackle them when faced with such issues after graduation.

The AMS Graduate Fellowship comes with several benefits including ongoing academic and career support, financial support, access to AMS exclusive meetings, and many more.

Key Information of AMS Graduate Fellowships

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Hydrology
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanography
  • Physics

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


AMS Graduate Fellowships Timeline

October 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open around October January.

January 1, 2023

Application Closing Date

Applications close in January the following year.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Graduate – Postgraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Geographic Eligibility: United States
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Recommendation letters

How to ace the AMS Graduate Fellowships


Apply on time

It pays to submit your application on time. This gives the scholarship organization enough time to catch up on you, especially if you need to submit more documents or there was an issue with your application.


Fill in all necessary information

Make sure to fill in all necessary information regarding the application form.


Submit correct documents

Ensure to submit all required documents such as recommendation letters and others. Make sure your documents are correct to avoid being disqualified.


Engage in extracurricular activities

Extracurricular activities are a bonus to acing a scholarship. This spices up your resume and also increases your chance of winning any scholarship.

How the AMS Graduate Fellowships is Judged

Applicants are judged on academic excellence, involvement in extracurriculars, and interest in atmospheric and other related sciences.

Why We Love the AMS Graduate Fellowships


AMS for the good of society

They advance their understanding of atmospheric and related sciences through high-impact scientific publications that are accessible to the public.


AMS community is a place to connect

The society consists of atmospheric scientists, and student researchers from around the world to share and connect.


You can easily become a member

All you have to do is fill in your required details on their website and you get to be a member and connect and share.

5 Facts About the American Meteorological Society


The AMS was founded in 1919

The society was founded by Charles Franklin Brooks of the Blue Hill Observatory in Massachusetts in 1919.


There are over 140 boards and committees

Six commissions oversee the operations of 140+ boards and committees including the education and engagement commission, planning commission and so many more.


Volunteers are essential to AMS

The AMS is a structure of volunteer workers. Society can promote the advancement of atmospheric and related sciences.


The AMS offers certification programs

They provide professional development opportunities so that members can learn, grow and succeed.


AMS community is a place to connect and share

The society consists of atmospheric scientists, and student researchers from around the world to share and connect.

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