Prizes & Awards

FECS Diversity and Inclusion Award

Efforts to improve the climate in physics are vital to the health and advancement of individual programs and the discipline as a whole. The APS Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS) recognizes the invaluable and often uncelebrated contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion of early career scientists through an annual award.

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FECS March Meeting Travel Grant

To support the attendance of early career scientists to the APS March Meeting, FECS offers mini-grants equivalent to the early-bird registration costs for in-person attendance.

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Postdoctoral Poster Competition

FECS hosts an annual poster competition for postdoctoral researchers at the APS March Meeting. The award for the "Best Poster" will consist of a $500 prize and a certificate; runners-up will receive a certificate and $100. Note: if you submit an abstract to this session you may still submit another abstract for an ordinary session (for a total of two abstracts).

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APS-EPS-ICTP Travel Award Fellowship Programme (ATAP)

ATAP supports career-enhancing opportunities for early career scientists from and currently working in developing countries. The grant supports a two-month research visit to a participating laboratory in Europe or North America, often the scientist’s alma mater. FECS is pleased to co-sponsor the ATAP along with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, the European Physical Society, and the American Physical Society.

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Distinguished Student Program (DS)

This program recognizes outstanding postdocs and students in any field of physics and supports travel to presentations at either the APS March or April Meeting. FECS is pleased to co-sponsor the distinguished student program with the Forum on International Physics.

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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.