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The APS Innovation Fund provides funding to advance collaborative projects that support the APS mission "to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community."
APS typically awards up to 5 grants each year with a maximum award of $100,000/year for up to two years (dependent on satisfactory progress) for projects that advance an interest of the physics community and align with the APS Strategic Plan.
The 2021 Innovation Fund cycle will open on March 8, 2021.
To submit a new or edit an existing application:
Questions? Email Kathryne or Tessa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: Up to 2 years, with second-year funding dependent on satisfactory progress. After two years, funded projects should do one of the following:
Indirect Costs: Overhead is allowed but limited to 5% of APS Innovation Fund grant expenses. The requested budget, including overhead, cannot exceed $100,000/year.
Proposals submitted to the APS Innovation Fund should advance interests important to the physics community that align with the APS Strategic Plan. Notwithstanding, proposals should not address traditional physics research problems, or represent continuations of existing efforts. Innovation Fund proposals could include, but are not limited to:
March 8, 2021: The Innovation Fund RFP opens to all APS members
April 22, 2021: Deadline for initial 2-page preliminary proposals
May 2021: Finalists are invited to submit a full proposal
July 2021: Deadline for finalists to submit full proposals
September 2021: Grant recipients are notified
Proposals must be:
Kathryne Sparks Woodle
Innovation Fund Program Officer
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.