Braslau Family Travel Grant

The Braslau Family Travel Grant provides support for degree-seeking students and early career physicists in the US to attend an APS March or April Meeting. With assistance from this grant, students may overcome financial barriers to benefit from the professional and academic interactions of a scientific meeting.

Grant amounts are based on the availability of resources, with special consideration given to students who lack personal or institutional financial support. Awards typically range between $500 - $1,000. Funds will be distributed after the meeting upon receipt of required documents. More details will follow once awardees are notified.

If you have any questions, please email the APS honors team.

Rules and eligibility

Applicants for this grant should be individuals who are:

  • Degree-seeking students and early career physicists in the US
  • Presenting research at an upcoming APS March or April Meeting
  • Underrepresented minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Process and selection

Application materials include the following:

  • Program information (students)
  • Department information (postdocs)
  • Title of abstract and summary of current work
  • Registration fee request
  • Advisor statement (include other potential funding opportunities available to the applicant)

Establishment and support

Established in 2016 by David Braslau, this grant honors his brothers Norman and Robert Braslau — both accomplished scientists with distinguished careers in physics and systems engineering. Norman was a PhD physicist with a long and impactful career at IBM, making some significant scientific contributions. Robert was an aerospace engineer who worked on the Apollo program.

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, LGBT+ 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.

Braslau Family Travel Grant

David Braslau
$500 - $1,000

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