Funding and Recognition

Advancing physics leadership and equity awards

Our honors recognize exceptional contributions to the physics community, and funding opportunities from APS support students' and early career physicists' travel.
The APS Medal

Recognizing excellence across all of physics

Nominate a colleague or yourself for exceptional achievements in physics, find funding to support your travel and research, and more.

Stuart Parkin, 2024 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research winner

We proudly recognize our most recent prize and award winners. Our recipients represent the dedication, innovation, and determination needed to advance physics to benefit humanity.

Nominate your exceptional colleagues for recognition from their peers. We accept nominations from within and outside APS and look forward to reviewing a diverse set of nominees who promote excellence in physics.

Standards of diversity and conduct

The membership of APS is diverse and global, and the nominees and recipients of APS Honors should reflect that diversity so that all are recognized for their impact on our community. Nominations of members belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in physics, such as women, LGBTQ+ scientists, scientists who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), disabled scientists, scientists from institutions with limited resources, and scientists from outside the United States, are especially encouraged.

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.


A distinct honor and peer recognition bestowed for exceptional contributions to physics.

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