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SPS Travel Awards
A limited number of SPS Travel Awards, on the order of $200 each, will be offered to help fund SPS members presenting their research at a national meeting of an AIP Member Society. Examples of qualifying events include national meetings of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the American Physical Society (APS), the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the American Astronomical Society (AAS), and other AIP Member Societies.
  • Applicants must be members of the SPS national organization.
  • Applicants must be undergraduate students at the time of the meeting for which they are applying.
  • Applicants must have submitted an abstract to the meeting and the abstract must have been accepted.

To apply for an SPS Travel Award, there are two basic steps:

  1. Submit your abstract to the society hosting the meeting
  2. Upon acceptance of your abstract, complete the online application form.
    • The name, dates, and URL of the meeting for which you would like the travel award, your SPS membership number, and
    • A copy of your abstract acceptance email (or equivalent) or an image taken from the meeting website that shows your accepted abstract.
  • Only one Travel Award application per abstract will be accepted (even if there are multiple authors).
  • After submitting an application, applicants should hear back from the SPS National Office within 10 days.
  • SPS Travel Awards are offered to eligible students on a first come, first served basis.
  • If you receive an SPS Travel Award, you are required to acknowledge the support that you received from SPS by including an SPS logo on your poster or in your talk. You will also be required to submit a W9 form (or equivalent).
  • The award check will be presented at the meeting (if SPS is present) or immediately following the meeting on verification of your attendance.
  • A student may not receive an SPS Travel Award and an SPS Reporter Award for the same meeting.

The SPS Travel Award is funded, in part, by the generosity of Sigma Pi Sigma members through donations.

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Free 1-Year Membership in two of the AIP Member Societies of Your Choice!
When you join SPS national as an undergraduate, you get a free one-year membership in two of ten other physics societies.

SPS Reporter Awards
A limited number of grants, on the order of $200 each, are offered to help fund the travel of SPS members and chapters reporting on a national meeting of AIP Member Societies.


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