CUWiP Application

Applications are now being accepted.
Deadline: October 12, 2018

Submit an Application

Friday, January 18 - Sunday, January 20, 2019
Twelve locations throughout the U.S. and Canada

APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics will provide you with information, resources, and motivation to support your pursuit of a physics major and a career in physics. The conferences will offer inspirational talks by women in physics, student poster or presentation sessions, workshops, and panel discussions on topics such as summer research, grad school, physics careers, and professional development, as well as opportunities for networking and informal mentoring.

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If you are not already a member, you are eligible for a free APS student membership! You'll be signed up automatically, unless you opt-out on the application.

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Application Information

Priority will be given to those who are (1) undergraduate physics majors, (2) have never attended APS CUWiP, and (3) are applying to attend the conference site that is geographically closest to their location.

In order for your application to be considered, please:

  • Complete all parts of the application before the deadline (October 13)
  • Write a thoughtful Applicant Statement
  • Indicate the site that is geographically closest to your location at the time of the conference

Applications Close October 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

Accepted applicants will be notified via email in early-November. At that time, you will be asked to register for the conference and to pay a $45 registration fee. In cases of need, a registration fee waiver form is available. The link to a waiver form will be provided in the registration.

For Non-Undergraduates 

Attendance of non-undergraduates (graduate students, faculty, advisors) is up to each site, and there is no formal application. Please reach out to the organizers at your regional conference. 

For Students Attending Universities Outside of the United States and Canada 

Due to funding constraints, we are unable to pay for students attending universities outside of the United States and Canada and we will not accept your application through our system. However, we welcome your attendance at CUWiP. If you do not attend a university in the United States or Canada, please email the site organizers at the address listed on their website to ask about attendance.  

Travel Information

Food and accommodation are provided by the conferences. In order to ensure that these conferences remain accessible to all students, we encourage you to ask your department for travel funding for transportation to the conference.  If you are unsure about who to ask for funding, you might ask an academic advisor, faculty member you know, or other mentor for guidance. If your department is unable to provide full funding for transportation, travel support is available from the CUWiP sites.

CUWiP Sites

We strongly encourage students to apply to attend the site to which they will be geographically closest during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in 2019. Please review the map below to determine the appropriate site to apply to. In some cases, you may be reassigned to attend either (a) the geographically closest site or (b) the next geographically closest site due to oversubscription at the closest site. Reassignments are made to maximize the total number of participants who can attend; we appreciate your patience with us as we try to accept as many applicants as possible.

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  • College of William and Mary
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
  • The College of New Jersey
  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • Utah State University


Please email for more information.