Future of Physics Days Travel Grants

Application Information

Future of Physics Days (FPD) travel grants are for undergraduate students that are presenting research at the APS March or April meeting. Awards are granted on a first come, first served basis.

How to Apply

  1. Join APS
    If you are not already a member. Undergraduate membership is free for the first year.
    Gray Arrow Join APS
  2. Submit Your Abstract
    Your abstract should describe your research and include funding information and co-authors.
    Gray Arrow March Meeting Abstract Submission (Now Closed)
    Gray Arrow April Meeting Abstract Submission (Closed)
  3. Register for the Meeting
    All applicants must be registered for the meeting and will need to submit their meeting registration number to apply.
    Gray Arrow March Meeting Registration (Now Open)
    Gray Arrow April Meeting Registration (Now Closed)
  4. Complete Application Form
    Please have your APS Member ID, LOG# of your submitted abstract, and your meeting registration number handy. After you submit the application, you will receive additional instructions on how to complete your application.
    Gray Arrow March Meeting Travel Grants 2017 - These awards have been dispersed and we are no longer accepting applications for 2017.
    Gray Arrow April Meeting Travel Grants 2017 - These awards have been dispersed and we are no longer accepting applications for 2017.

STOP: Complete the application before moving on to the next step! You should submit your application first, even if you have not yet gathered your statements.

  1. Submit Statements and Report
    You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received, along with further instructions, including information on submitting your statements and report, which are described below.
    • A statement of need stating the award funding will be applied to costs associated with attending the meeting, signed by your research mentor
    • A statement of matching stating the $500 APS award will be matched by your department, signed by your department chair
    • After the meeting, a brief report describing your current research, your experience at the meeting, and future goals

    Email your completed statements to Lesley-Ann Rennie (rennie@aps.org) before the travel grant application deadline.

Disbursement Information

Once all of the above paperwork has been received, a $500 check will be mailed to you, or given to you at the meeting.


Email Crystal Bailey (bailey@aps.org).