Prizes & Awards

Student Travel Awards

The Forum on the History of Physics (FHP) of the American Physical Society is pleased to offer a limited number of travel grants of up to $750 to encourage undergraduate and graduate student participation in the March or April 2020 meetings. These meetings provide excellent opportunities for students to present their research and interact with other historians of physics.

Grant recipients must present an oral history of physics paper at an FHP contributed-papers session at either meeting. Please note that any presenter at an APS meeting must be a member of the Society and must register for the meeting; the first year of a student membership in APS is free.

Grants will be based upon merit and need. Applicants should submit descriptions of their projects (a brief abstract and supporting description; maximum two pages) accompanied by a letter of support from their research supervisor by January 15, 2020. Applications will be circulated to the FHP Executive Committee, which will determine awardees and non-awardees; on occasion the Committee returns an application with a request for further information.

All application materials should be sent to Dwight E Neuenschwander, FHP Secretary-Treasurer.

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.