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.

Applications for the 2022 March Meeting are open.

Apply for March Meeting Funding

Applications for the 2022 April Meeting will open one day after the abstract submission deadline: December 20, 2021.

How to Apply

  1. Submit your abstract for the APS March or April Meeting in the “Undergraduate Research (APS/SPS) sorting category.”
  2. Complete the application form (opens in late October for March Meeting and late December for April Meeting)
    • You’ll need a screenshot of your submitted abstract to apply.
    • A statement of support from a research supervisor or university/college contact will be required to complete the application.
  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
  • A registration coupon will be provided to each award recipient and the recipient will be expected to fulfill a volunteer responsibility at the Meeting.
  • Additional travel funds will be disbursed to students after the meeting, 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.