March Meeting Future of Physics Days Travel Grants

Future of Physics Days (FPD) travel grants are for undergraduate students who are presenting research at the Undergraduate Research Sessions during the APS March Meeting.

Award details

  • Only one meeting grant per faculty advisor will be awarded.
  • The recipient will be expected to fulfill a volunteer responsibility at the Meeting.
  • The recipient will need to register for the Meeting and handle all travel logistics on their own. Travel funds will be disbursed to students after the conference, once the recipient has fulfilled their volunteer responsibility and the attendee survey.
  • Each student is eligible for up to $500 towards registration and travel costs. Students attending HBCU’s or MSI’s are eligible for extra funding.

If you have questions, please email the APS Future of Physics Days staff.

Rules and eligibility

  • Applicants must be members of APS — student membership is free for the first year. Join APS
  • Applicants must be undergraduate students.
  • Applicants must have submitted an abstract to the meeting in the “Undergraduate Student Research (APS/SPS)” sorting category.

Process and selection

To apply for the grant:

  • Submit your abstract for the APS March Meeting in the “Undergraduate Research (APS/SPS) sorting category.

To complete the application form, you will need:

  • An online APS account (free through
  • A screenshot showing that your abstract was submitted in the Undergraduate Research (APS/SPS) sorting category
  • A statement of support from a research supervisor or university/college contact verifying the need for funding

If your application is approved, you may be asked to sign up for a volunteer role during the Meeting. You will also be asked to fill out a survey regarding your experiences at the conference.

Establishment and support

FPD travel funding is supported in part by the Doc Brown Future Travel Award.

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.

March Meeting Future of Physics Days Travel Grants

Doc Brown Futures Travel Award
Up to $500

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