Women in Physics
APS, through the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP), is committed to encouraging the recruitment, retention, and career development of women physicists at all levels.
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
APS Prizes, Awards and Fellowship
The fellowship enables women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. Five fellows were selected for 2014; applications for 2015 are now being accepted.
Apply by June 1
Maria Goeppert Mayer Award
The award recognizes and enhances outstanding achievements by women physicists in the early years of their careers and provides opportunities for them to present these achievements to others through public lectures.
Nominations due July 1
APS Women Physicist Honorees
Opportunities for Undergraduates
Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (APS CUWiP)
APS CUWiP are three-day regional conferences held for undergraduate physics majors. The 2016 conferences will be held January 15-17, 2016 at nine regional sites.
APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
The paid internships are typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations.
Apply by February 15
Conversations on Gender Equity
Inaugural Series of Site Visits Report
Conversations on Gender Equity site visits foster dialogue between visiting discussion leaders and the members of departments or laboratories they visit. These visits aim to learn what works best for physicists and to carry that information forward.
Download Conversations on Gender Equity Report (16 pg)
Is Your Graduate Department in Physics Female Friendly?
Learn about Female-Friendly Physics Departments
CSWP facilitates the 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
Improving the Climate for Women in Physics
Site Visit Program Offers Insights and Advice
The Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit program helps physics departments and research facilities warm the "chilly climate" that women in physics often experience.
Site Visit Information