Department of Atmospheric Sciences STUDENT Travel AWARD
DEPARTMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES’ STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD PROGRAM
Selection Criteria for Department of Atmospheric Sciences’ Student Travel Grant Program:
- Recipients must be giving a presentation (poster or talk) on research or work that applies towards their degree program. Preference will be given to students who are first authors.
- Quality of the work as judged from the one-page abstract of the presentation provided with the application.
- Recipients are eligible to receive only one DAS’s travel grant during the course of a degree program.
- Students closer to completion of their graduate degree will be given preference.
- A committee of the department faculty will select the six best applications. A 10-minute presentation to the committee will be done next by the selected applicants.
- Based on these results the committee ranks the three best and submits the names with a recommendation to award the best to the Dean. The Dean may or may not follow the recommendation but will pick one of the three.
Objectives of Travel Grant:
- To maintain and improve the quality of the educational experience by providing experience in professional settings for graduate students.
- To promote excellence among our graduate students by rewarding high-quality work recognized by peers.
- To provide a graduate student who is close to completing a degree with an opportunity to network with other professionals, researchers and potential employers.
- To raise the profile, increase awareness and promote appreciation of UAF’s excellence in research and education by disseminating work internationally, nationally, and regionally.
- To serve as a mechanism to increase recruiting opportunities for high-caliber students by providing a presence in forums outside of Alaska.
Download the application HERE and fill out the ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATION. In addition to completing the application form, please provide the following with your application:
- An abstract of the presentation of paper being presented (1-page limit).
- A statement of the student or advisor that they will be able to come up with matching funds.
- A letter of acceptance of the work (if available). Note: if you are selected for a travel grant and an acceptance letter has not been provided, proof that paper or work will be presented by you must be provided before award will be distributed.
- A brief explanation (1-page limit) of how the conference or event to which you will be traveling meets the objectives of the Student Travel Award. This must be written by the applicant, then reviewed and signed by both the applicant and the applicant’s major advisor.
- Include an itemized statement of how the travel award will be spent.
- An unofficial UAF graduate transcript.
Application Deadlines: For Travel Between
November 1 – April 30 Deadline: October 1 May 1 – October 31 Deadline: April 1
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