Prizes & Awards

Distinguished Student (DS) Travel Grant 2022

Application Deadline: October 10, 2021

The Distinguished Student Program (DS) recognizes that bringing outstanding students to the annual APS meetings can be a career-changing experience.

The Forum on International Physics (FIP) and APS also recognize that funding available to the students is often insufficient to meet existing needs and opportunities. The FIP and APS established the DS Program to provide outstanding Non-US students with financial support to participate in the APS Meetings to overcome these difficulties.

Non-US students (Ph.D. and Master students), including those enrolled in US institutions or outside the US, are invited to apply for the DS travel grants to participate in the APS March or April Meeting 2022.

Successful applicants will be invited to the APS Meetings 2022 to present their work.

Conditions

Applicants must be:

  • Non-US citizen
  • PhD or Master’s students, enrolled in the US or outside the US
  • APS and FIP members.

If you are not an APS and/or FIP member, please apply for an APS membership and join the FIP. Students are eligible for one-year Free Trial Student APS Membership.

See how to join the APS and how to join FIP.

Applicants must be both an APS and FIP member.

If you are not an APS and/or FIP member, please apply for an APS membership and join the FIP.

Students are eligible for one-year Free Trial Student Membership.

See how to join the APS and how to join FIP.

Grant Amount

The DS travel award will cover the registration fees for the APS meetings 2022 and the following costs for traveling and lodging:

  1. up to $2000 to assist students enrolled in developing countries
  2. up to $500 to assist enrolled outside the US (not developing countries)
  3. up to $300 to assist students enrolled in the US

The costs will be reimbursed to the awardees after their participation to the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the pandemic, in case of a virtual APS Meetings 2022, the DS program will provide ONLY the registration fees for the meeting and the DS awardees will be invited to present their work by giving a virtual talk at the APS Meeting 2022.

APPLY ONLINE HERE

Applications should include the following items:

  1. CV
  2. Motivation letter
  3. A reference Letter
  4. The abstract (~1,500 Characters) of the talk you wish to present to the APS Meeting 2022.

The deadline is October 10, 2021.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Students awarded by the DS program in the last years are not eligible.

If you have any questions, send an email to the DS Chair Program, Maria Longobardi.

These travel awards will be reimbursed to the awardees after the meetings.


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.

2019 DS Award Recipients

APS March Meeting

  • Binaya Kumar Sahu – India - Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
  • Garima Aggarwal – India - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Simon Batzner – Germany & Harvard University
  • Helena Drueeke – Germany - University of Rostock
  • Md Shafayat Hossain – Bangladesh & Princeton University
  • Felix Sebastian Kratz – Germany -Technical University of Dortmund
  • Indrajit Maity – India - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Hinako Murayama – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sofia Ferreira Teixeira – Portugal - University of Porto

APS April Meeting

  • Deniz Aybas - Turkey & Boston University
  • Meghna Bhattacharya – India - University of Mississippi
  • Alejandro Cardenas Avendano – Colombia & University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Alemayehu Cherkos – Ethiopia - Addis Ababa University
  • Alberto Roper Pol – Spain & University of Colorado

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Maria Longobardi.