The Horton Research Grant is a grant awarded to Ph.D. students studying hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field. The grant is awarded to up to three students each year. It is funded by the Robert E. Horton Fund for Hydrologic Research to promote excellence through encouraging the next generation of professionals in the hydrological sciences.

Recipients receive research grant not to exceed $10,000 to cover research and travel costs of up to $500 for U.S. and Canadian-based applicants and $1,000 for international applicants. Winners who participate virtually in AGU’s annual meeting receive $500 for meeting expenses regardless of their country of residence.


  • Be a current AGU student member
  • Be an enrolled in a doctoral program in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field such as water resources policy science
  • Be enrolled in your program through the duration of the award (one year from Fall Meeting where you receive the award)

Application Submission Deadline: 27 March 2024

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