Prizes & Awards

Child Care Award

APS Division of Chemical Physics Child Care Awards of up to $500 are available for DCP members attending APS national meetings. Awards may be used by recipients for dependent care at the meeting or at an alternative location (including at home), including expenses incurred in transporting a caregiver.

Award Criteria

The DCP member must present work of significance suitable for a national APS meeting. The presentation should be in a DCP-sponsored oral session.

The DCP member must show need for dependent care.


The following material should be submitted in a single pdf file:

A copy of the abstract that was submitted for presentation at an APS national meeting.

Name, age, and home address of the dependent(s) receiving child care.

A detailed budget up to $500, showing how the award will be used. This should include information about travel and accommodations for the dependent(s) (and possibly the caregiver), as well as a description of the planned care (the provider’s name, the provider’s relationship to the applicant, location of the care, hourly cost, etc.)

The deadline for receipt of applications for travel awards to attend the March 2020 Meeting is October 26, 2019. Decisions will be made prior to the deadline for submitting abstracts to the meeting.

Applications should be sent to: Zahra Fakhraai

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions 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.