Scholarships & Awards

APS Scholarships & Awards

APS/IBM Summer Internship for Undergraduate Women
These summer internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations.

CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month
This series features female physicists worthy of recognition. The nominee does not need to be an APS member. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Katherine E. Weimer Award
The APS Division of Plasma Physics established this award to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in plasma science research by a woman physicist in the early years of her career. The award is given every three years with the next award scheduled for 2017.

M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship
This fellowship for women in physics enables women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt that career.

Maria Goeppert Mayer Award
The Maria Goeppert Mayer 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.

Women in Physics Groups Grants
CSWP invites applications for grants to women in physics (WiP) groups at U.S. colleges and universities. The purpose of these grants is to support the CSWP mission towards the recruitment and retention of women in physics at the undergraduate level.

Other Awards

American Association of University Women
Fellowship and awards are offered in support of aspiring scholars, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

American Association of Physics Teachers: The Barbara Lotze Scholarships for future teachers are available only to U.S. citizens attending schools in the United States. Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. 

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
AWIS offers awards to support women planning a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), especially in those disciplines where women are still significantly under-represented (computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences. The awards are available to female undergraduate and predoctoral students.

Michele Dufault Summer Fellowship and Conference Fund
The Yale University Physics Department will support a summer fellowship for a Yale undergraduate woman in the physical sciences, especially physics, astronomy, or geology and geophysics, which were the areas of greatest interest to Michele Dufault. This fund also supports conferences that encourage young women to pursue the physical sciences, such as the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP).

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
OWSD offers postgraduate training fellowships for women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and least developed countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South. The Fellowship is offered to women scientists to pursue postgraduate research in a field of the natural sciences.

Schlumberger Foundation: Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for Ph.D. or postdoctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering, and related disciplines to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad.  

SMART Scholarship
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.

Travel Award Program for Young Researchers in Computational Materials Science and Physics
Offers funds to U.S.-based researchers to travel to European workshops. Administered by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and funded by the National Science Foundation.