Future of Physics Days Meeting Grants

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

Applications for the 2021 meetings will open after the abstract submission deadlines: October 23, 2020 for the 2021 March Meeting and January 8, 2021 for the 2021 April Meeting.

How to Apply

  1. Submit your abstract for the APS March or April Meeting in the “Undergraduate Research (APS/SPS) sorting category.”
  2. Register for the meeting.
  3. Complete the application form (opens in late October for March Meeting and mid-January for April Meeting)
    • You’ll need the log # of your submitted abstract to apply.
    • A statement of support from a research supervisor or university/college contact will be required to complete the application.
  4. If your application is approved, you will be asked to sign up for a volunteer role during the Meeting.


Email Midhat Farooq, farooq@aps.org

Nominees and award and office holders 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.


  • 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 Research (APS/SPS)” sorting category.
  • Applicants must be registered for the meeting.

Award Details

  • Registration cost of the meeting will be reimbursed.
  • Only one meeting grant per faculty advisor will be awarded
  • Funds will be disbursed to students after the meeting, once the recipient has fulfilled their volunteer responsibility and provided receipt of registration fees.