GIMS Student Travel Grants

GIMS is able to provide a limited number of travel grants for students who are attending the March Meeting to present a paper in one of the GIMS sponsored sessions.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be an active student or postdoc at either an accredited degree granting institution or a government research laboratory.
  • Applicant must be the first author of a paper in a GIMS sponsored session at the March Meeting.
  • Applicants must be APS members.

Award Details:

  • $500 in travel funds: this covers travel, accommodation, and food. Awards do not cover registration fees.
  • Award selection(s) will be announced six weeks after the paper assignments to sessions have been made available to the GIMS Member-at-Large.
  • Award selections will be made by the GIMS executive committee and will based on the quality of the paper and the applicant's CV and recommendation.
  • Funds will be disbursed to awardees upon receipt of receipts and completed APS travel and expense report. Send receipts and report to Chair-elect Stephen Jesse,
  • Funds will be disbursed directly to awardees by APS. Please allow 6 weeks after receipt of expense report.

How to Apply:

Submit the following application materials by February 14, 2020 to GIMS Chair-elect Stephen Jesse, Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Application letter including:
    • Abstract, including title
    • Log # and sorting category of submitted abstract
    • Description of the applicant’s role(s) in the paper
    • Applicant contact information including name, institution, address, phone, email
    • Itemized estimate of expenses
  • Applicant’s CV, this should include other publications
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s faculty advisor--may be sent separately from application materials
  • Paper being presented. This may be only the abstract if that is all that is ready. However, a full paper provides better information upon which to base an award decision than an abstract alone


Email GIMS Chair-elect Stephen Jesse,