Applying for Travel Grant Awards
April FPD Award
April FPD Travel Awards Dispersed
All available funding has been dispersed and we are no longer accepting applications.
March FPD Award Closed
March FPD Travel Awards Dispersed
We are no longer accepting applications for the travel award.
Abstract Submission Instructions
Meeting Travel Grant Process
The March and April meeting travel grant awards are for Undergraduates only, and 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.To qualify, students must be an undergraduate and 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 undergraduate 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
Register for the April Meeting
Step 4: Submit Travel Award Application Form
Both the March and April Travel Awards have been dispersed. We are no longer accepting new applications.
Students applying for the Future of Physics Days (FPD) awards must fill out the Travel Grant Award Application Form. We must receive this application form to consider you for an award — simply being registered for the meeting does not qualify you for an award. To proceed, you will need the following:
- 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.