APS Innovation Fund

The APS Innovation Fund provides funding to advance collaborative projects that align with the APS Strategic Plan and support the APS mission "to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community." The reimagined Innovation Fund will lift up topics and themes of specific pertinence, providing pilot or supplemental funding for innovative projects that can be scaled across to the scientific community. The funding activity will include innovation best practices support and an impact evaluation period.

The Application Cycle for 2024

The application is now available. The pre-proposal deadline is May 6, 2024.

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Assistance Preparing Your Application

The APS Innovation Fund offers information sessions and consultations to help you prepare your application.

Virtual Information Session

APS Innovation hosted a virtual information session on March 22, 2024, from 12 pm to 1 pm ET.

Review the information session recording

Personalized Consultations

Couldn't make it to the virtual information session? No worries! Contact us via email, or sign up for a personalized 1:1 consultation.

The 2025 International Year of Quantum Science and Technology

The 2024 application cycle focus is the 2025 International Year of Quantum Science and Technology (IYQ).
In recognizing the imperative to cultivate, enrich, and disseminate activities that foster a deeper understanding of quantum concepts and offer opportunities to the public, we are calling upon our members to take a leading role.

Learn more about IYQ and the 2024 application cycle

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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.