The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is pleased to invite applications for a 2005/2006 AMS graduate fellowship in the history of science, to be awarded to a student wishing to complete a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences at an institution in the United States. The award carries a $15000 stipend and will support one year of dissertation research. Fellowships cannot be deferred and must be used for the year awarded, but can be used to support research at a location away from the student’s institution provided the plan is approved by the student’s thesis advisor. The goal of the graduate fellowship is to generate a dissertation topic in the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, and to foster close working relations between historians and scientists. An effort will be made to place the student into a mentoring relationship with an AMS member at an appropriate institution.
Eligibility Criteria Candidates wishing to apply must be a graduate student in good standing who proposes to complete a dissertation as described above. To apply, candidates must submit the following:
a cover letter with vita official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions a typewritten, detailed description of the dissertation topic and proposed research plan (10 page maximum) three letters of recommendation (including one from your dissertation advisor) Application Procedures Application packages and supporting materials should be sent to:
AMS attn: History Fellowship 45 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108-3693
Applicants will be informed by mail of application materials received. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are received at AMS Headquarters by the closing date; applicants are encouraged to check with AMS in early March if they have not received written notification regarding the status of their application package.
Any questions regarding the fellowship opportunity may be directed to Donna Fernandez (contact information provided below) or Stephanie Armstrong, 617-227-2426 ext. 235, [email protected].
Application packages must be postmarked by 11 February 2005