DPP Grants

The American Physical Society (APS) and the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP) offer several grants.

Nominees and award and officeholders 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.

DPP Student Participation Grant

Application Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2020

This year APS-DPP is offering a limited number of grants to enable student participation in the 2020 APS-DPP Virtual Meeting. Grants could cover expenses such as internet connection fees, equipment needed to enable virtual audio/video presentation, or even meeting registration fees.

This offer applies only to students presenting at the DPP meeting. Grant recipients must have conducted cutting-edge research in plasma physics while enrolled in a high school, undergraduate, or Ph.D. program at a U.S. or international institution.  

How to Apply

The application deadline is Friday, September 4, 2020. The selected student recipients will be informed by Friday, September 18, 2020.

The application should be completed by advisors of prospective candidates. Advisors should submit a one-page statement motivating the request for a student grant. Text should be entered under "Statement of Need" on the application form. The statement should include a brief description of the student's research and how participation at DPP 2020 would benefit the student. The statement should thoroughly justify the student's qualifications for a grant.

The application also requires the student’s information:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Presentation Title (denote oral or poster)

DPP Policy: Advisors must apply for only one student and a request is appropriate only if the student would not attend, or have difficulty attending, without a grant. A student who is first-author is more likely to receive an award than a student coauthor.


DPP Families and Meeting Accessibility Grant

Application Deadline: Friday, November 20, 2020

Applications are invited for grants to facilitate access to the 2020 APS-DPP Virtual Meeting.  Grants of up to $450 per individual or family will be available to enable DPP registrants to participate in the virtual meeting (i.e., extra daycare or caregiver services), or who need to fund additional activities or services to address accessibility issues.

How to Apply

Click Here to Apply for the Families and Meeting Accessibility Grant

The application deadline is Friday, November 20, 2020. The selected recipients will be informed by Friday, December 4, 2020.

Applications must include a credible estimate of the expected expenses. If the number of requests exceeds the funding available, we will give preference to applicants in the early stages of their careers, especially postdocs and graduate students. Expenses must be documented by receipts. Receipts for reimbursement must be received by Friday, December 18, 2020. Copies of actual receipts must be submitted.


International Research Travel Award Program
This program promotes international research collaborations between physicists in developed and developing countries. It provides up to $2,000 for travel and lodging expenses for international travel while visiting a collaborator.

Public Outreach Grant
APS will award up to $10,000 for new, innovative outreach activities.