International Affairs

International Affairs In this era of globalization, international issues cut across essentially all aspects of the APS and physics community.
  • Science: International R&D collaborations are on the rise; countries are partnering to build big facilities.
  • Industry: Companies are increasingly multinational; US companies are moving R&D facilities offshore.
  • Education: The US competes for the world's best talent; it needs to attract and retain first-rate students and scientists.
  • Policy: National S&T policies are affected by global events; federal R&D funding influences US participation in international large-scale collaborations.

International Research Travel Award Program

The International Research Travel Award Program (IRTAP) promotes international scientific collaborations between APS members and physicists in developing countries. Applications are open.
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Gray Arrow International Research Travel Award Program

Brazil-U.S. Exchange Program

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
APS is now accepting applications for its exchange program with Brazil, inviting individuals at U.S. institutions to apply to pursue opportunities in Brazil. The program supports the travel of Ph.D. students, postdocs, and professors.
Gray Arrow Brazil-U.S. Exchange Program

Canadian-American-Mexican Graduate Student Physics Conference (CAM2017)

Abstract Deadline for Gradauate Students at Canadian Institutions: May 31, 2017
CAM is a scientific conference and networking opportunity for physics graduate students from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.  The conference provides students with unique opportunities to build an international network, showcase their research, and develop key professional skills.  CAM2017 will be held in Washington, D.C., August 17-19.  APS is currently accepting abstracts from graduate students at Canadian universities through May 31.

Gray Arrow CAM2017
Gray Arrow Abstract Submission for Canadian Graduate Students

Quick Links

Reciprocal Member Societies

Reciprocal societies are national physical societies that have signed an agreement with APS to exchange certain membership privileges. APS members may take advantage of the following benefits from reciprocal societies:

  • Submit papers to reciprocal society meetings with the same privileges as the reciprocal society members
  • Register at reciprocal society meetings at member rates
  • Subscribe to reciprocal society publications at member rates.

Gray Arrow Learn More

Imprisoned Iranian Physics Graduate Released After 5 Years in Jail

Omid Kokabee — an APS member and physics graduate student — has been released on parole.
Gray Arrow Read more about Omid Kokabee