APS International Research Travel Award Program - Ukraine

APS welcomes applications from physicists impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine to fund their research collaborations.

The deadline to apply is October 16, 2023.

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Background & Purpose

This award, generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, aims to support physicists impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As a physicist in Ukraine, you may apply for this award to visit research collaborations outside your home country, continue your research, and maintain your connections and contributions to the global physics community. Virtual research collaborations are also eligible for support.

Travel Grant Amount & Timeline

Recipients receive up to $5,000 toward travel expenses for a minimum one-month visit abroad or for virtual research collaborations. The deadline to submit an application is October 16, 2023.

Conditions & Criteria

To be eligible for this award, a physicist must be affected by the Russian invasion by Ukraine.

Application Guidelines

Please provide information about yourself as an applicant, as well as information about the research collaboration with which you will be working.

You will also be asked to provide a narrative proposal that details:

  • How you have been directly affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine
  • The role of the principals in the collaboration
  • The expertise and/or facilitates that you and the collaboration bring to the proposal
  • Background of how the collaboration was established
  • Relevant publications
  • Your travel plan and budget
  • An overview of how the collaboration will benefit students, postdocs, and/or early career scientists
  • The anticipated impact and next steps of the collaboration, such as its effect on your future career or research

Additional Application Materials

Please also attach a statement of financial support, if available.

Submit your application by October 16, 2023

Learn More about ITRAP

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.

Read more about ITRAP

Funding for Students in Ukraine

Through the APS Distinguished Student Program - Ukraine, physics graduate students and early career physicists who had been pursuing degrees or research in Ukraine can receive up to $2,000 in travel support.

Learn more about this award and eligibility

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