Prizes & Awards

DSOFT Travel Grants

DSOFT will award several travel grants of up to $500 per student as the first author of contributed oral presentations in sessions sponsored by DSOFT at the APS March Meeting. Applicants will be chosen on the basis of the quality of their work as evidenced by the abstract of the paper, a letter of support from their thesis advisor and the travel distance. Applicants must be PhD students at the time of the March Meeting.

Both student and advisor, domestic or foreign, must be members of DSOFT, not just of APS. New members can sign up here and are encouraged to do so before the application deadline, for verification purposes. A student may only receive DSOFT Travel Award once during their PhD.

Use an application from one of the two links below (pdf or MS Word). No more than one student from one advisor may apply. If successful, an awardee must furnish a social security number (or equivalent) for tax purposes. A signed supporting letter from the student’s mentor must included with the application.

Application Form: PDF or MS Word

Submit all application forms and supporting letter, as attachments, via email to Daniel Blair by December 4, 2019 (5 p.m. EST). Please convert both the application and signed supporting letter into a SINGLE PDF file, if possible. Please personalize the subject of the application email by “Smith_J_DSOFT-STA-2019”, ideally as a single PDF file called Smith_J_DSOFT-STA-2019.pdf, where “Smith_J" should be replaced by the first initial and last name of the applicant.

(Only applications with all required information included in ONE EMAIL will be considered. Incomplete applications will be returned for resubmission in entirety.)

Decisions for the awards will be sent by email to the applicants before the APS March Meeting with instructions on how to receive reimbursement checks.

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.