Honors & Awards

DSOFT Can Help You Host Your Event!

Organizers of non-APS conferences, symposia and workshops are invited to apply to DSOFT for sponsorship of up to $500 for their event. Successful applications will align with the following DSOFT priorities:

  1. inclusion of students and other early-career researchers and those from under-represented groups
  2. participatory aspects beyond just talks and posters
  3. regional meetings
  4. connections between industrial and academic participants

Student conference organizers are particularly encouraged to apply. Organizers of Gordon Research Conferences and Symposiums are also eligible for sponsorship. However, applications to support meetings run by for-profit institutions, or by other professional societies of similar standing to APS will not be considered. 

To request sponsorship, organizers should complete this application at least 2 months prior to the event. Applications should clearly demonstrate how DSOFT funds will be used to support the goals of the division outlined above (e.g., student travel). Organizers will also agree to provide public credit for the sponsorship and have DSOFT literature available for attendees. 

Sponsorship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded until funds are expended for the fiscal year. Decisions will be made by the Funding Priority Committee of the DSOFT EC within 1 month of receiving the application. 

Questions? Contact Rae Robertson-Anderson at randerson@sandiego.edu

Recent Sponsored Events

Active Matter in Complex Environments - Aspen Winter Conference

APS DSOFT is proud to have sponsored the "Active Matter in Complex Environments" conference held at the Aspen Center For Physics from January 1-6, 2023. This exceptional event brought together leading theorists and experimentalists and focused on themes like fundamentals of active matter, collective behaviors, interactions with complex fluids, connections between active matter and biology, and synthetic active materials. 

Physical Virology GRC (Gordon Research Conference)

APS DSOFT is delighted to have sponsored the Physical Virology GRC, held from January 22-27, 2023, at Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco in Lucca, Italy. The conference fostered dynamic discussions among leading researchers, scientists and engineers from diverse disciplines in the field of virology. We extend our warmest congratulations to the APS DSOFT poster prize winners: Amjad Ayesha, Clara Feldmann, Yuliia Moronova, and Iris Seitz. 

Colloidal, Macromolecular and Polyelectrolyte Solutions GRC (Gordon Research Conference)

APS DSOFT sponsored the Colloidal, Macromolecular, and Polyelectrolyte Solutions GRC, held from November 6-11, 2022 in Ventura, California (US). Chaired by Sibani Lisa Biswal and Ronald G. Larson, with Vice Chairs Kelly M. Schultz and Daeyeon Lee, this conference focused on exploiting force fields to control assembly and dynamics across multiple length scales.

Granular Matter GRC (Gordon Research Conference)

APS DSOFT supported the Granular Matter GRC, held at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts from June 26 - July 1, 2022, . This event brought together researchers with diverse backgrounds  to delve into the captivating world of granular matter. At the conference, participants explored the rich dynamics and applications of granular matter, through invited talks, poster presentations, and engaging discussions.

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.