Applying for Travel Grant Awards
April FPD Award
The April Awards are now open!
Apply for April FPD 2015 Award
March FPD Award Closed
All awards have been dispersed, and we are no longer accepting applications.
Undergrad Presentation Information
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.
Step 1: Join APSUndergraduate Membership Free for the First Year!
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
Step 4: Submit Travel Award Application Form
The April 2015 FPD Award is now open!
Apply for April FPD 2015 Award
Students applying for the Future of Physics Days (FPD) awards must first 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
The awards are granted on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up quickly. Therefore it is important that applicants submit their application as a first step (even if they have not yet gathered additional materials such as statements or tax ID forms). Once we receive your initial application, we will follow up with information about additional materials needed.
Step 5: Provide Statements and Report
After you complete the form, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received, along with further instruction. To apply for the FPD Scholar Award, you will also need to submit the following toCrystal Bailey (email@example.com) before the Travel Award application deadline:
- 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.