2012-2013 American Geophysical Union
Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science
Deadline: 15 August 2012
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. The fellowship must be
used during the year following the start of the 2012 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.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status, and must be pursuing a degree
at a U.S. institution.
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
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 15 August deadline.
AGU encourages applications from women, minorities, and students with disabilities who are
traditionally underrepresented in the geophysical sciences.