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Through the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP), APS is committed to encouraging the recruitment, retention, and career development of women physicists at all levels. For further information on the CSWP or its programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics
APS CUWiP is a three-day regional conference for undergraduate physics majors.
Professional Skills Development Seminars
These seminars provide undergraduate and graduate students with training in effective negotiation and communication skills.
Find contact information for seminar leaders
Advancing Graduate Leadership (AGL)
This program offers leadership and professional development events for women and gender minority graduate students & postdocs.
IBM Research/APS Internships for Undergraduate Women
APS and IBM co-sponsor a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate women at one of three IBM locations.
Grants for Women in Physics Groups
These grants support the CSWP mission towards the recruitment and retention of women in physics at the undergraduate level.
Women in Physics Groups
Women in Physics Groups Outside the US
Professional Skills Development Workshops
These workshops provide women physicists with professional training in effective negotiation and communication skills, as well as a special opportunity for networking.
Apply to Participate at an upcoming Meeting
Small grants up to $400 available for meeting attendees who are bringing small children to a meeting or who incur extra expenses in leaving their children at home.
Apply for March or April Meeting Grants
The percentage of women earning bachelor's degrees in physics is declining. The STEP UP project is tackling the issue by designing research-based curriculum/classroom strategies for high school teachers to encourage women to study undergraduate physics.
Host a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
The primary goal of the Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) is to increase recruitment and retention of undergraduate women in physics.
Inclusive Graduate Education Network
IGEN is a pilot effort that brings together a half dozen selective graduate programs in physics to develop, adopt, and share inclusive practices for recruiting, admitting, and retaining women and underrepresented minorities.
More about IGEN
Climate Site Visits
This program helps physics departments and research facilities warm the "chilly climate" that women in physics often experience by inviting a site visit team to provide external perspectives and suggestions.
Site Visit Information
Inclusive Graduate Department Questionnaire
A collection of responses to a series of questions about graduate programs in physics to help assess the climate for women at various graduate schools.
Assessing Graduate Programs
Effective Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Women in Physics
CSWP has published five updated documents to aid departments in improving the climate for women and underrepresented minorities in physics, from undergraduates to faculty.
Nominations are due in early summer
APS Prizes, Awards, and Fellowship recognize outstanding achievements in research, education and public service.
APS Prizes and Awards Guidelines
Scholarships and Awards for Women
M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship
This fellowship is designed to enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. Deadline: June 1 each year