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 now.
Deadline: September 15, 2016
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APS President Writes to Turkish President

In February, APS President Homer Neal wrote to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to express concern over the mistreatment of scholars--including scientists--who had signed a petition calling for the Turkish government to end its military operations in the Kurdish region of the country.
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Imprisoned Iranian Physics Graduate Student Temporarily Released After Kidney Operation

Omid Kokabee—an APS member and physics graduate student—has been given a medical furlough on bail while he recovers from surgery to remove a cancerous kidney.
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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.

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