Research Grants & Fellowships

The Horton (Hydrology) Research Grant

In 1982, the Hydrology Section of AGU was granted access to a portion of the income of the Robert E. Horton Fund for Hydrologic Research. This permitted the initiation of the Horton Research Grant for Ph.D. students, with a purpose to promote excellence through encouragement of the next generation of professionals in the hydrological sciences.  The first Horton Research Grant was awarded in 1983.  Each year the grant has been awarded to one or more students during their candidacy for a Ph.D. degree in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field. Learn More

History of Science Fellowship

The American Geophysical Union invites applications for a $5000 fellowship in the history of science to a doctoral student completing a dissertation in the history of the geophysical sciences, which include topics related to atmospheric sciences, biogeosciences, geodesy, geomagnetism and paleomagnetism, hydrology, ocean sciences, planetary sciences, seismology, space physics, aeronomy, tectonophysics, volocanology, geochemistry, and petrology. Learn More

The GSSI Student Grant

This grant is being established through the generosity of Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. (GSSI) in order to support AGU’s Near-Surface Geophysics Focus Group’s student scientists conducting field geophysical research using Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electromagnetic (EM) methods. It is important for the advancement of the Near Surface Geophysics Focus Group to support student members with opportunities that allow them to advance their research and field work by receiving recognition and financial support. Learn More