APS Innovation Fund

Since 2019, the APS Innovation Fund has received hundreds of proposals, thirteen of which were funded.

The Innovation Fund solicitation process is paused to allow the Society to review the efficacy and impact of the fund and its alignment with future APS strategic plans. Check back in late 2023 for an update on the Innovation Fund process.

In November 2022, the APS Board of Directors voted to pause the Innovation Fund solicitation while a review committee administers a comprehensive review of the fund. The independent review committee will develop findings and recommendations for future iterations of the Innovation Fund.

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Innovation Fund Recipients

APS is pleased to honor the exemplary recipients of the Innovation Fund for their commitment to serving the physics community:

News Highlights

Learn more about the Innovation Fund and its recipients in APS News:

Innovation Fund Leaders and Staff

Monica Plisch

Monica Plisch
Director of APS Programs

Kathryn Walters-Conte

Kathryn Walters-Conte
Head of Innovation and Co-chair and Director of the Innovation Fund

Tremaine Brittian

Tremaine Brittian
Innovation Fund Program Officer

Tessa Lewis

Tessa Lewis
Innovation Fund Program Specialist

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.