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

Meeting grant applications for the 2023 March Meeting are now open! Applications for the April Meeting travel grants will open after the abstract submission deadline in January, 2023.

Apply for March Meeting Travel Award

How to Apply

  1. Submit your abstract for the APS March or April Meeting in the “Undergraduate Research (APS/SPS) sorting category.”
  2. Complete the application form.
    You will need:
    • An online APS account (free through my.aps.org)
    • 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.
  3. 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.

Questions?

Email Midhat Farooq, farooq@aps.org

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.

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 Research (APS/SPS)” sorting category.

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.