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.
Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (APS CUWiP)
Three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors take place on MLK weekend each year at multiple sites throughout the US and Canada.
APS CUWiP on LinkedIn
Professional Skills Development Seminars
These seminars provide undergraduate and graduate students with training in effective negotiation and communication skills.
Find contact information for seminar leaders
IBM Research/APS Internships for Undergraduate Women
APS and IBM co-sponsor a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate women at one of three IBM locations. Application Deadline: February 15
Grants for Women in Physics Groups
These grants support the CSWP mission towards the recruitment and retention of women in physics at the undergraduate level. Application Deadline: October 13
Women in Physics Groups
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
Inclusive Graduate Education Network
IGEN is a pilot effort that brings together a half dozen selective graduate programs in physics to develop, adopt, and share inclusive practices for recruiting, admitting, and retaining women and underrepresented minorities.
More about IGEN
Climate Site Visits
This program helps physics departments and research facilities warm the "chilly climate" that women in physics often experience.
Site Visit Information
Female Friendly Graduate Department Questionnaire
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 Fellowships
Nominations are due in early summer
APS Prizes, Awards, and Fellowship recognize outstanding achievements in research, education and public service.
M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship
This fellowship is designed to enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. Deadline: June 1 each year
Maria Goeppert Mayer Award
This award is to recognize and enhance outstanding achievement by a woman physicist in the early years of her career. Deadline: July 30 each year