In 1982, the Hydrology Section of AGU was granted access to a portion of the income of the Robert E. Horton Fund for Hydrologic Research. This permitted the initiation of the Horton Research Grant for Ph.D. students, with a purpose to promote excellence through encouragement of the next generation of professionals in the hydrological sciences. The first Horton Research Grant was awarded in 1983. Each year the grant has been awarded to up to three students during their candidacy for a Ph.D. degree in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field.
Promoting excellence through encouragement of the next generation of professionals in the hydrological sciences.
CAREER LEVEL: Early-Career
- Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting
- A one-year grant (typically $10,000) to cover research costs and related travel expenses ($500 U.S. /$1,000 international). Payment is made directly to the recipients in two installments. The first installment is presented at the AGU Fall Meeting. The second installment is given the following June upon receipt by the Hydrology Section president of a brief progress report. The progress report should not exceed two pages in length and should (a) summarize the scientific progress on the project, (b) describe the manner in which the first installment funds have been employed, (c) provide a projection for the expenditure of the second installment funds, and (d) provide an update on the overall progress of the thesis and expected graduation date. The report is due at the office of the Hydrology Section President by 1 June and must contain the signed approval of the faculty research supervisor.
FREQUENCY: Presented annually.