Apply for NSF Funding

Apply for NSF Funding

A limited number of graduate students will be awarded full financial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), based on a national competition. Faculty from HBCUs and MSIs may also apply for NSF funding. Those interested in applying for NSF funding must submit an application by March 31, 2016. 

Application Requirements for NSF Funding

Students and faculty members competing for support must submit (1) a letter of intent, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) two letters of reference, and (4) contact information.  To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in a U.S. institution or university and members of the American Meteorological Society. Student membership is sufficient for this requirement. Applicants for NSF funding may also be in the process of applying for AMS membership at the time they submit their Colloquium applications.

All student and faculty application materials are due March 31, 2016If you are applying for NSF funding, you do not need to complete the online registration.

  1. All applicants must submit the following contact information:
    1. Full name
    2. Current affiliation
    3. Mailing address
    4. Phone number
    5. Email address
  2. The letter of intent (no more than one page) should summarize:
  • Why participation is desired
  • The candidate’s qualifications (a mix of both scientific training and policy experience and interest)
  1. The curriculum vitae should be no more than two pages of personal and professional data.
  2. Applicants must request letters of reference from two people who can address professional competence and other qualities that demonstrate the applicant’s potential and aptitude for policy, as well as scientific matters. The applicant is responsible for contacting the references and providing them with the reference letter guidance listed below. Letters of reference are considered confidential. Letters should be addressed to Dr. William Hooke, and must be emailed to Ya'el Seid-Green, Letters must include:
  • Reference’s relationship to applicant and ability to evaluate his/her qualifications
  • Scientific and technical accomplishments and competency of the applicant and the relative standing of the applicant among his/her peers
  • Applicant’s ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, and potential to contribute to the policy arena in future years

Applications must be submitted in PDF format to The email subject should be First name_Last name_SPC 2016 Application. Documents should be titled First name_Last name_Document title (i.e, Personal Information, Letter of Intent, or Curriculum Vitae).

Please feel free to reach out to Ya'el Seid-Green - or (202) 355-9821 - with any questions.