51st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
June 1- June 5, 2020 • Portland, Oregon

DAMOP Student Travel Support

DAMOP supports student attendance at its annual meeting through a limited number of travel grants. Application instructions appear below.

DAMOP thanks the Education Committee for its role in organizing the student grants and other programs at the upcoming annual meeting.

Education Committee Members for DAMOP 2020:

  • Bryce Gadway, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Robert Forrey, Penn State Berks.
  • Deep Gupta, University of Washington
  • Madison Anderson, University of Maryland

Application Deadline

Applications must be received by Friday, March 20, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Applying for a Travel Grant

Applicants should assemble the following information:

  1. Applicant’s Last Name, First Name
  2. Priority ranking (see Grant Policies below; enter “Priority 1” if just one eligible applicant)
  3. Institution name
  4. Advisor’s Last Name, First Name
  5. Degree being pursued
  6. Applicant’s Current Email Address
  7. Type of presentation at DAMOPindicate: Talk or Poster or None
  8. Dates attending DAMOP Meeting (e.g., June 1-5)
  9. A brief statement on how you will support diversity of under-represented groups in physics at DAMOP.
  10. Mailing Address (for sending the award check if it cannot be delivered at the meeting.)

Please prepare the requested information carefully. Application ranking may drop or check delivery may be delayed if there are ambiguities or errors in the requested information. Higher priority is given to applicants who provide the requested information with clarity and accuracy.

Online Submission of Application

When the necessary information is ready, fill out the online application form.  Press the “Submit” button after completing the form. A message will appear to confirm your submission. There is an opportunity to edit a submitted application during the same session. Send any questions to the Secretary/Treasurer: lcarr@mines.edu

Selected Students

Students who are selected to receive travel grants will be asked to transmit their U.S. Social Security number (or Tax Payer ID number) directly to the American Physical Society via a secure method. DO NOT email the ID information to anyone. Instructions will be provided in the award notification from the Secretary/Treasurer.

DAMOP Travel Grant Policies

Applications ignoring the following policies are discouraged:

  • Awarding is typically constrained by limited funds. DAMOP policy is to support one student per advisor. If more than one student from the same group/advisor are applying for support, each student should indicate his relative priority in the application form. "Priority 1" is the highest and should also be used if there is only one applicant from a group.
  • Priority is given to students who have not received travel support for the last three Annual DAMOP Meetings and who will be presenting a talk or poster of sufficient quality.
  • Priority is given to students who fill out the application form with clear and consistent information free of errors.

Nominees and award and office holders 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.