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APS Innovation

Advancing collaborative projects that serve the broader physics community
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The Innovation Fund

The APS Innovation Fund provides funding to advance collaborative projects that align with APS's strategic plan and mission. Reimagined in 2024, the Innovation Fund lifts up topics and themes of specific pertinence, providing pilot or supplemental funding for innovative projects that can be scaled across to the scientific community. The funding activity also includes innovation best practices support and an impact evaluation period.

The 2024 Innovation Fund application cycle

The 2024 application cycle is dedicated to the 2025 International Year of Quantum Science and Technology. The fund will provide up to five grants with a maximum of $50,000 per award to scale up and disseminate public engagement, broadening participation and educational activities.

The award period extends from January 2025 to June 2026.

The application is now closed. Applicants will be informed if they are invited to submit a full proposal in early July.

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APS-Simons Travel and Professional Development Awards

This program is designed to help to address a lack of travel support and professional development funding to faculty affected by opportunity inequities. By offering grants of $8,400 to faculty members facing limited access to travel and professional development support, this initiative recognizes the importance of collaboration and meeting participation for scientific progress and essential professional development. The program seeks to create a more equitable and inclusive environment by filling the gap in resources and opportunities for those affected by existing inequities in academia.

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The Experimental Physics Investigators (EPI) Initiative

In partnership with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, EPI is bringing together tenured, mid-career experimental physicists who are accomplished leaders in their field to discover new ideas and collaborations in experimental physics with grants of $1,250,000 over five years. EPI supports inclusive research groups that strive to promote equity in the community. Researchers with high-risk, high-reward projects seeking to tackle their most creative, innovative research ideas can submit pre-proposals in the fall of 2024, with full proposals due in early 2025.

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