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The APS Innovation Fund encourages collaborative partnerships among APS members, APS Units and Committees, and APS staff to develop new approaches to advancing the interests of the physics community.
APS will award grants ranging from $25,000-$100,000/year for up to two years (dependent on satisfactory progress) to each of 3-5 projects. After two years, funded projects will either end, obtain outside funding, or be deemed important enough to be integrated into APS’s operating budget.
The deadline to apply has passed.
Innovation Fund proposals could include, but are not limited to:
Proposals should not support:
Selection will occur in two phases:
Preliminary proposals will be evaluated by the Innovation Fund Committee (David Gross (co-chair), Ted Hodapp (co-chair), Andrea Liu, John Rumble, Francis Slakey). Proposals must be:
More Humane APS Meetings through Machine Learning
Project Lead: Tim Atherton (Tufts University)
APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA)
Project Leads: Edmund Bertschinger (MIT), Geoff Potvin (Florida International University), and Monica Plisch (APS Programs Director)
Informing and Activating the U.S. Physics Community in Nuclear Threat Reduction
Project Leads: Stewart Prager, Alex Glaser, Zia Mian, Frank von Hippel (Princeton University), and Steven Fetter (University of Maryland)
U.S. – Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure
Project Leads: Omololu Akin-Ojo (East African Institute for Fundamental Research, Rwanda), Richard Martin (University of Illinois), and Renata Wentzcovitch (Columbia University)