August 1, 2019

Announcing a New AGU Scholarship Program: Paros Scholarships in Geophysical Instrumentation

Posted by AGU Career Center

Image of Jerome and Linda Paros

Jerome and Linda Paros. Photo provided by Jerome Paros.

Beginning in 2020, AGU’s Seismology, Atmospheric Sciences, and Ocean Sciences Sections are proud to offer Paros Scholarships in Geophysical Instrumentation in the amount of $5,000 to recognize outstanding graduate students demonstrating interest in geophysical instrumentation and precision field measurements. AGU is incredibly grateful for the establishment of this scholarship program, which has been made possible through a generous donation by Jerome M. Paros.

“Good science comes from good observers running good experiments with good sensors,” said Jerome M. Paros, president of Paroscientific, Inc. and Quartz Seismic Sensors, Inc. “Improved measurements directly benefit science, education, and public safety. The Paros Scholarships encourage the development and application of new and improved geophysical instrumentation in the atmospheric, oceanic, and seismic disciplines.”

This program will award three $5,000 scholarships annually. The scholarship can be used to relieve the financial burden associated with graduate studies but does not have to be directly applied to the winners’ research projects or studies. In addition to the cash award, the winner will be presented with an award certificate at an AGU section reception during Fall Meeting and recognized in Eos magazine. Though AGU’s Seismology, Atmospheric Sciences, and Ocean Sciences Sections are overseeing the administration of the scholarships, neither AGU membership nor affiliation with the three sections are required to be eligible.

Applications will open in early 2020. More information about eligibility and application requirements can be found by visiting the Paros Scholarships in Geophysical Instrumentation website. Contact grants@agu.org for additional inquiries.