#AGU21 student resources and grants help to foster the next generation of Earth and space scientists

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I am looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues from around the world in New Orleans — and online — this coming December at #AGU21, and trust you are as well.

Student contributions enrich our Fall Meetings and we know that. Fall Meeting participation has a positive influence on a student’s’ career. For both of these reasons, we are committed to supporting your attendance and participation at #AGU21. Here’s what that support looks like:

Thanks to the generous assistance of AGU donors, we will provide free #AGU21 registration for undergraduate and graduate students from low-income and lower-middle-income countries.

In addition, thanks to the generosity of AGU donors, there are a number of grants and scholarships available to students and early career researchers to help them attend #AGU21 in-person or online. These resources include:

AGU Michael H. Freilich Student Visualization Competition Program

This program challenges U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to submit creative and innovative ways to present data. We encourage not only data visualization for Earth and space sciences but also transdisciplinary sciences. Students may submit as individuals or as an transdisciplinary team.

Winners will receive travel grants funded by AGU, complimentary registration to #AGU21 and the opportunity to present on the NASA Hyperwall.

Applications open 7 July and are accepted until 8 September.

Fall Meeting Student Travel Grants

The Fall Meeting Student Travel Grants provide financial assistance for student presenters at AGU’s Fall Meeting to offset costs associated with attending in-person or online.

Any AGU student member presenting at #AGU21 may apply, but preference will be given to students from underrepresented demographic groups.

Recipients who attend #AGU21 in person will receive $1,000 before the meeting to offset housing and travel costs. Students who attend virtually will receive $500 before #AGU21 for Fall Meeting-related expenses and $500 after #AGU21 to cover educational expenses. Eligible Fall Meeting virtual expenses include meeting registration, purchasing, or renting technology (i.e., Wi-Fi hotspot, laptop, computer software, laptop accessories), transportation to access technology, housing to access technology, dependent care, unpaid leave/lost wages, etc.

Applications open on 7 July and close on 18 August.

Berkner Travel Fellowships

The Lloyd V. Berkner Fellowship is awarded to early career scientists and students under 35 years of age who are citizens of countries designated by the World Bank as “low” or “lower-middle” income per capita.

In-person attendees will be reimbursed for the cost of their Fall Meeting expenses. Online attendees will receive an award amount of $2,500, with $1,000 to cover Fall Meeting-related expenses and $1,500 to cover educational expenses. Eligible virtual Fall Meeting expenses include meeting registration, purchasing, or renting technology (i.e., Wi-Fi hotspot, laptop, computer software, laptop accessories), transportation to access technology, housing to access technology, dependent care, unpaid leave/lost wages, etc.

Applications open on 7 July and close on 18 August.

The David E. Lumley Young Scientist Scholarship

The David E. Lumley Young Scientist Scholarship is awarded to high school and undergraduate students studying energy and environmental science.

In addition to a $1000 scholarship, recipients will receive $500 in financial support to participate in the AGU Fall Meeting. #AGU21 recipients can attend either in-person or online.

Applications open on 7 July and close on 18 August.

Basu Innovation Scholar Grant

The Basu Innovation Scholar Grant, provided through the generosity of Sunanda Basu, provides travel support of up to $2,000 to attend #AGU21 to an early career scientist or recent Ph.D. graduate student who is making an impact in the area of space physics and aeronomy through innovative approaches to observation and interpretation.

Applications open on 7 July and close on 18 August.

The David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship

The David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in geo-environmental sciences and geo-environmental engineering who demonstrate an ability to leverage their scientific education to benefit society.

This $1,500 scholarship is for students who exhibit an interest and academic potential in fields related to Earth science. This scholarship is open to all students, regardless of their attendance at AGU’s Fall Meeting.

Applications open on 7 July and close on 18 August.

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