Travel Awards

Application Deadline for March Meeting 2020: December 14, 2019
Application Deadline for April Meeting 2020: January 14, 2020

Students and postdocs who are presenting a talk in a DCOMP-sponsored or co-sponsored session at the APS March or April Meeting are invited to apply for a DCOMP Travel Award. The award provides up to $500 in travel reimbursements.

Any student or postdoc presenting an invited talk at a DCOMP-sponsored or co-sponsored session will receive the travel award upon applying for it. For students or postdocs presenting contributed talks, the application requires a letter of support from their research advisor. Only one award per research group is allowed. Selection of recipients will be made by a subcommittee of the DCOMP executive committee based on the merit of the application.

Award recipients will be required to submit receipts for reimbursement of travel expenses, up to a maximum of $500. It is expected that recipients will not request reimbursement from other funding sources for expenses covered by the award.

Up to eight awards will be made for the March Meeting and up to four awards for the April Meeting. Applications are due one week after the abstract submission deadline for the relevant meeting (with exceptions allowed for invited speakers in DCOMP sessions who are informed of their status after this deadline).

To apply, invited speakers should send an email with the title of the talk and the name of the focus session or symposium in which the talk will be presented. Contributing speakers should send an email with the title of the talk, the sorting category to which the abstract was submitted, and the name of the applicant's research advisor. Contributing speakers must also arrange for their advisor to send a letter of support. The letter must indicate that this is the only member of the research group applying for the travel award. These materials should be emailed to the Vice Chair of DCOMP, Jack Wells,, with the subject heading, DCOMP Travel Award (March or April) Meeting (applicant's last name).

Applicants will be notified one week after the scientific program for the relevant meeting is announced.

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.