Women in Physics
Through the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP), APS is committed to encouraging the recruitment, retention, and career development of women physicists at all levels.
2017 Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (APS CUWiP)
The three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors will be held January 13 - 15, 2017 at 10 sites. Applications closed October 14, 2016.
Opportunities at APS Meetings
Professional Skills Development Workshops
These workshops provide women physicists with professional training in effective negotiation and communication skills, as well as a special opportunity for networking.
Apply to Participate at an upcoming Meeting
Small grants up to $400 available for meeting attendees who are bringing small children to a meeting or who incur extra expenses in leaving their children at home.
Apply for March or April Meeting Grants
Deadline: June 1 each year
This fellowship is designed to enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers.
Grants for Women in Physics Groups
Deadline: October 14, 2016
These grants support the CSWP mission towards the recruitment and retention of women in physics at the undergraduate level.
A newsletter with committee activities, book reviews, statistical reports, and articles on programs designed to increase the participation of women and minorities in science.
Read the Spring 2016 Issue
Professional Skills Seminars for Students and Postdocs
New program teaches communication and negotiation skills
This seminar is a highly interactive experience designed to empower individuals to thrive in physics.
IBM Research/APS Internships for Undergraduate Women
Application Deadline: February 15 each year
APS and IBM co-sponsor a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate women at one of three IBM locations.
- Statistics on Women in Physics
- Join Women Speakers List
- Roster of Women & Minorities
- Committee on the Status of Women in Physics
Interest in Proposed Forum on Diversity & Inclusion
One of the recommendations from the recent LGBT Climate in Physics report was for the APS to establish a Forum on Diversity and Inclusion that works to build a more inclusive, diverse and equitable society for all physicists including women, racial/ethnic minorities, those who identify as LGBT, persons with disabilities, and others.
Indicate interest in Forum on Diversity
Woman Physicist of the Month
Each month, CSWP recognizes a female physicist who is making an impact in the physics community.
More about the program
Connect with Women Physicists
Improving the Climate for Women
This program helps physics departments and research facilities warm the "chilly climate" that women in physics often experience.
Site Visit Information
Is Your Graduate Department Female Friendly?
A collection of responses to a series of questions about graduate programs in physics to help assess the climate for women at various graduate schools.
Assessing Graduate Programs
Nominate Women for APS Prizes, Awards, and Fellowship
Nominations are due in early summer
APS Prizes, Awards, and Fellowship recognize outstanding achievements in research, education and public service.