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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:
March 18-25, 2019:
Units and Committees are contacted for comment on pre-proposals
Proposals reviewed by the Innovation Fund Committee
Finalists are notified and asked to develop a full proposal in collaboration with APS staff.
June 15, 2019:
Deadline for finalists to submit full proposals
Grant recipients are notified