Future of Physics Days Meeting Grants

Future of Physics Days (FPD) meeting grants are for undergraduate students who are presenting research at the Undergraduate Research Sessions during the APS March and April meetings.

Meeting grant applications for the 2022 March and April Meetings are now closed. Please check this website for the 2023 award cycle in November.

How to Apply

  1. Submit your abstract for the APS April Meeting in the “Undergraduate Research (APS/SPS) sorting category.”
  2. Complete the application form.
    You will need:
    • A screenshot showing that your abstract was submitted in the Undergraduate Research (APS/SPS) sorting category.
    • A statement of support from a research supervisor or university/college contact verifying the need for funding.
  3. If your application is approved, you will be asked to sign up for a volunteer role during the Meeting. You will also be asked to fill out a survey regarding your experiences at the conference.


Email Midhat Farooq, farooq@aps.org

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.


  • Applicants must be members of APS — student membership is free for the first year. Join APS
  • Applicants must be undergraduate students.
  • Applicants must have submitted an abstract to the meeting in the “Undergraduate Research (APS/SPS)” sorting category.

Award Details

  • Only one meeting grant per faculty advisor will be awarded
  • The recipient will be expected to fulfill a volunteer responsibility at the Meeting.
  • The recipient will need to register for the Meeting and handle all travel logistics on their own. Travel funds will be disbursed to students after the conference, once the recipient has fulfilled their volunteer responsibility and the attendee survey.
  • Each student is eligible for up to $495 towards registration and travel costs. Students attending HBCU’s or MSI’s are eligible for extra funding.