2015 American Geophysical Union Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science

The American Geophysical Union

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: September 28, 2015

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, volcanology, geochemistry, and petrology. The fellowship must be used during the year following the start of the 2015 fall semester/quarter.

The goal of the fellowship is to assist doctoral students in the history of the geophysical sciences with the costs of travel to obtain archival/research materials needed to complete the dissertation.

Eligibility Criteria

The fellowship is open to doctoral candidates in good standing who are pursuing a Ph.D. in history at a U.S. institution physically located in the United States.

To apply for the travel grant, students must be doctoral candidates (i.e., have passed all comprehensive exams — ABD) in good standing and completing a dissertation on a history of geophysics topic. Candidates must submit the following:

  • a cover letter with vita
  • scanned transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • a detailed description of the dissertation topic and proposed research plan (10 typed pages maximum)
  • three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation director

Application Procedures

Electronic packets are preferred. Please send cover letter, vita, scanned copies of transcripts, and topic description as e-mail attachments to HistoryofGeophysics@agu.org. Recommenders should send letters via e-mail attachment to the same address.


Contact Paul Cooper at HistoryofGeophysics@agu.org

Applicants are responsible for getting all materials in by the 28 September 2015 deadline.

AGU encourages applications from women, minorities, and students with disabilities who are traditionally underrepresented in the geophysical sciences.

Posted: August 06, 2015