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Applications are not currently being accepted. APS expects a new call for applications to be announced in the coming months.
Following the initiative of the APS Forum on International Physics (FIP), the sponsors of the APS International Research Travel Award Program (IRTAP) recognize that funding for collaborations between developed and developing country scientists is often insufficient to meet existing needs and opportunities.
While the needs are great, and though we have only limited resources to stimulate the growth of longer-term collaborations, we believe an International Research Travel Award Program, even a modest one, may make a significant difference.
To promote international research collaborations between physicists in developed and developing countries.
Up to $2,000 US for travel and lodging expenses while visiting a collaborator abroad.
Support for the growth of existing collaborations will be given preference over new ones. An example of an existing collaboration is joint publications.
Applicants for this travel grant must meet the following criteria:
When reviewing applications, consideration will be given to:
Applications must include:
The narrative proposal should include:
In addition to the narrative proposal, the application should also include:
The Executive Committee of FIP, with assistance from the Committee on International Scientific Affairs (CISA), the APS International Affairs department, and other sponsoring APS units, is responsible for managing the review process.
Five travel grants are typically awarded twice a year for a total of 10 grants per year.
FIP and CISA thank its funding partners for their support of this program. We also seek support from additional APS units. With additional funding, larger awards with broader aims and a relaxation of the restriction on APS membership are anticipated.
Financial supporters include:
Applicants must be current APS members and a member of a sponsoring unit.
If you are a physicist in Ukraine impacted by the Russian invasion, submit your application by September 29, 2023, to visit research collaborators outside your home country or participate in virtual research collaboration.
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.