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.
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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.
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Childcare Grants
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.
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Blewett Fellowship

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.
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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.
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The Gazette

A newsletter with committee activities, book reviews, statistical reports, and articles on programs designed to increase the participation of women and minorities in science.
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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.
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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.
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Quick Links


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.
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Woman Physicist of the Month

Each month, CSWP recognizes a female physicist who is making an impact in the physics community.
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Connect with Women Physicists

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Improving the Climate for Women

This program helps physics departments and research facilities warm the "chilly climate" that women in physics often experience.
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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.
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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.
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