Application Deadline: November 1, 2013
To maximize the number of students who can attend conferences with the available resources, we will ask you to indicate on your application which of the eight conferences is geographically closest to your expected location at the time of the conferences. If you wish to attend a conference that would entail higher travel costs, we will ask you to provide justification.
We expect that a number of the conferences will be oversubscribed. Therefore, it is very important to complete all parts of the application and to write a thoughtful Applicant Statement. Priority will be given to applicants who (i) are undergraduate physics majors, (ii) have never attended a CUWiP, and (iii) are applying to attend the conference that is geographically closest to their expected location January 17-19, 2014.
The application website will open on September 1, 2013. The application deadline is midnight Eastern time on Friday, November 1, 2013. Those applicants who are accepted to one of the conferences will be informed by the end of November. Participants will be given instructions for registering, which will include paying a $25 non-refundable registration fee. The purpose of the registration fee is to cover a small fraction of the cost of food and accommodation, and to minimize the number of students who register but then do not attend the conference thereby limiting the number of students who benefit from the conferences and wasting resources. Students who cannot afford the registration fee can contact the APS at the time of registration to make an appeal to have the registration fee refunded.
Food and accommodation is provided by the conferences. Please contact the chair of your physics department and/or your student services officer to determine whether they can support the cost of your travel to and from the conference. Limited travel grants will be available if your department cannot support your travel.
The conferences are designed for undergraduate students; we cannot accommodate high school students, graduate students or faculty.
If you are not already an APS student member, you are eligible for a free year of APS membership with your application to the CUWiP. You will automatically be added as an APS undergraduate student member unless you opt out on the application form. Benefits of student membership include lower APS meeting registration rates, special undergraduate activities at national APS meetings, member webinars, specialized unit memberships, monthly publications, and more.
Before proceeding to the application page, please review the list of conference sites to determine the site to which you will be geographically closest during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in 2014.
- Florida State University
- Louisiana State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Stony Brook University/BNL*
- UC Berkeley
- University of Chicago/ANL/FNAL**
- University of Maryland/NIST
- University of Utah
**The conference at U of Chicago / ANL / FNAL offers tours of the national labs on Friday. The tours are an optional part of the program. Students who wish to participate in the tours should plan to arrive Thursday evening.
The remaining conferences include an optional tour on Friday afternoon beginning no earlier than noon. See the specific conference web site for details.
After you complete the application form and press "Submit", you will be asked to complete an important survey, which is a key element in understanding the impact of the APS CUWiP on attendees, with the goal of improving future conferences. We thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.
If you have any questions about the application process, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 209-3231.