American Physical Society – Physicists and Physics Students Affected by the Russian Invasion of UkraineLocation: Location: The United States | Workplace: On site

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has disrupted the careers of physics graduate students, early career researchers, and physicists from Ukrainian institutions. With funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, APS is pleased to provide programs to support those affected by the invasion to maintain their research momentum and foster ties to the global physics community.

APS welcomes applications from graduate students and postdocs impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine to fund their travel to APS meetings, APS-endorsed meetings, and International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) -sponsored conferences. The deadline to apply is September 29, 2023.

Travel Grant Amount & Timeline

Applicants chosen for this award will receive up to $2,000 in travel support to present oral talks or posters. To foster connections to research mentors, awards can be expanded up to $5,000 for proposals that include research visits to a laboratory or a scientific collaborator in addition to attending the physics meeting.

Conditions & Criteria

To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be a postdoctoral researcher or PhD or master's student. The applicant must have also submitted an abstract to present at a physics meeting.

Application Guidelines

Please provide information about yourself as an applicant, as well as information about how you have been impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. You will also be asked to provide the following:
  • Your CV
  • The name, date, and sponsor of the meeting you plan to attend
  • A description of the meeting program
  • An explanation of of the relevance of the meeting to your career and/or research
  • The anticipated impact of attending the meeting on your future career plans and research
  • Your travel plan and budget for requested funds
  • A letter of financial support from the appropriate representative, if you are leveraging other funding sources
  • A letter of reference from a professor or research advisor.

Additional Application Materials

You will also have the option to add a description of any additional physics-related visits or universities or physics institutes immediately before or after the physics meeting. In the case of an extended visit, you must also provide a letter from the host institution. To apply, click here.