Fall Meeting General Student Travel Grant

The AGU Fall Meeting General Student Travel Grant provides some funds to assist with travel costs. Awardees traveling from the U.S. and Canada will receive a $500 award, and awardees traveling from outside the U.S. and Canada will receive $1000 in funds. Funds are delivered after Fall Meeting and are not meant to reimburse specific travel costs (i.e. airfare, hotel, etc.), rather they are meant to help recoup costs of traveling to Fall Meeting.

Poster Presentations

Applications Open: 12 June 2019
Application Deadline: 7 August 2019
Recipients Announced: Early September

View the 2018 winners


  • Current student member of AGU
  • Eligible: high school students, 2 and 4 year undergraduate students, graduate students (must be a student at the time of the conference)
  • Not Eligible: recent graduates and postdoctoral fellows
  • Successfully-submitted abstract prior to filling out travel grant application. Abstract reference number will be required on the application
  • First author presenting a paper or poster
  • Sufficient additional funding resources (personal or outside resources) to cover the remainder of the meeting registration and travel expenses.

Evaluation Criteria
Preference will be given to applicants from demographic groups who are underrepresented in the sciences. Applicants are initially rated for diversity and financial need. Applicants who pass the first round of selection based on those parameters are then reviewed on the following criteria:

  • Students whose abstracts show strong scientific merit to application reviewers in their respective Sections/Focus Groups.
  • Perceived impact the conference will have in helping the student develop as a scientist


  • Applications must be complete and submitted before the deadline to be considered.
  • If offered a travel grant, students are responsible for booking and organizing their own transportation and boarding.
  • Grant recipients must physically check in at the Fall Meeting in order to provide proof of attendance. Funds will not be dispersed until attendance has been confirmed.

Additional Information

  • Grant awards are $500 for attendees traveling from the U.S. and Canadian and $1,000 for all other international attendees.
  • Applicant must pay his/her own meeting registration fee and all other travel costs.

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