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 (IRTAP)

APS is now accepting proposals for the International Research Travel Award Program. IRTAP promotes international research collaborations between physicsts in developing countries and developed countries. Grant recipients receive up to $2,000 to help support travel to visit a collaborator aborad for a minimum of one month. Application deadline is Janaury 8, 2018.

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

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 was held in Washington, D.C., in August 2017. Read the October 2017 issue of APS News for a report about the student-organized conference, which inculded a delegation from Cuba for the first time.  
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Beller Lectureship

The Beller Lectureship provides funding and support to bring distinguished physicists from abroad to present invited talks at APS meetings.
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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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Imprisoned Iranian Physics Graduate Released After 5 Years in Jail

Omid Kokabee — an APS member and physics graduate student — has been released on parole.
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