Applying for Travel Grant Awards
Submit Your Abstracts!
In order to be eligible for an award, students must present at the meeting.
March Abstract Deadline: November 8
Undergrad Presentation Information
Abstract Submission Instructions
Meeting Travel Grant Process
The March and April meeting travel grant awards typically open near the abstract submission deadline. Awards are granted on a first come, first served basis. Interested students should complete the application process steps as quickly as possible. Check this page for links to travel award applications this fall.
Step 1: Join APSUndergraduate Membership is Free!
Only APS members may submit abstracts for APS Meetings.In order to qualify for an award, students must submit an abstract by the meeting abstract deadline.
Join APS at least 2 weeks before submitting your abstract to allow your student status to be verified and to receive your APS Member ID number.
Online Student Membership Application
Step 2: Submit your AbstractTo be eligible for any FPD Travel Award, you must submit an abstract to present your research at the Meeting. Abstracts should describe your research and include:
- Funding information
Grants or programs which paid for your research
Appropriate co-authors on your research (e.g. your research mentor).
Step 3: Register for the Meeting
All students applying for the FPD Travel Awards must be registered for the meeting, and will need a valid meeting registration number to complete the form.
Register for the March Meeting
Step 4: Submit Travel Award Application Form
March FPD Travel Awards Will Open on December 9
Check back here to access the Travel Award Application Form at that time.
- APS Membership ID
- LOG # of your submitted abstract
- Meeting Registration Confirmation Number
- A statement of need, signed by your research mentor, stating that the Award funding will be applied to costs associated with attending the Meeting.
- A statement of matching, signed by your department chair, stating that the $500 awarded by APS will be matched by your department
- Following the Meeting, a brief report describing your current research, your experiences during the meeting, and your future goals
Once all of the above paperwork and your report has been received, your $500 check will be mailed to you, or given to you at the Meeting.