Women in Physics Group Grants

Receive funding for WiP activities and events!

Applications are now closed. Check back in Fall of 2024.


Build your campus physics community with a Women in Physics Group Grant. Awardees each receive a grant up to a total of $1,000 to help create a new WiP group, expand an existing group, or improve sustainability within a group.

About WiP Group Grants:
Each year, the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) calls for proposals from WiP groups in the United States and abroad who wish to host community-building experiences for physics students. Attendees of CUWiP Conferences are especially encouraged to apply.
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Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply on behalf of their college or university’s WiP group. The group’s faculty advisor must be an American Physical Society (APS) member.

Ways to Use a Group Grant:

  • Visit a local high school classroom to talk about physics
  • Set up a research expo, poster session, or guest lecture
  • Implement a book club or journal club
  • Coordinate with other STEM advocacy groups on joint events
  • ...and more. Get creative!

Grant money can be applied toward networking events, mentoring meetups, career workshops, lab tours, field trips, and similar initiatives. Be sure to mention how your plans are well-suited to the type and size of your department. Preference will be given to proposals that show high potential for sustainability after the grant term ends.

Funding cannot be used for travel support to meetings, or scholarships for individual students.

About Women in Physics:
Women in Physics strives to help students develop their scientific communities, reduce isolation, and find mentors and advocates. Learn more by visiting the Women in Physics website, or contact the APS Women in Group Grants staff.

Women in Physics Group Grants

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Contact the APS Women in Physics Group Grants staff

“With so few women [in physics], it can be hard to connect to others. WiP is a way for female students to get to know each other and see the opportunities that are available to them.”

– WiP, Santa Clara University

Central Florida Physics Women Society and Women in Lasers and Optics group photo

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.