Developing Countries

APS dedicates programs and resources to support physicists in developing countries. These initiatives include the allocation of resources and the maintenance of a voluntary association of members within the Forum on International Physics (FIP).

APS Journals

APS journal articles are available for free via ICTP to scientists in developing countries.
APS Journal Article Access for Developing Countries

Travel Support

International Research Travel Award Program

The International Research Travel Award Program (IRTAP) promotes international scientific collaborations between physicists in developing and developed nations. 
International Research Travel Award Program

Robert E. Marshak Lectureship

The APS Robert E. Marshak Lectureship provides travel support for physicists from developing nations or Eastern Europe to speak at the APS March or April meetings. APS unit officers may nominate invited speakers. 
Robert E. Marshak Lectureship

Matching Membership

Individuals residing in developing countries may apply for a free APS membership.
Matching Membership Program

Reciprocal Membership Societies

APS has signed agreements with other national and regional physics societies to exchange certain membership privileges.
List of Reciprocal Membership Societies

Price Accessibility for Less-Resourced Countries Fees

APS announces a new registration pricing structure, available for in-person and virtual March and April Meeting, DAMOP, and DFD attendance. Scientists living in less-resourced countries should review the initiative to determine if they qualify.
Learn more about price accessibility