AAPT Summer Meeting 2024



AAPT Travel Grants

AAPT has set aside funds to help members of the physics education community defray the cost to attend the 2024 AAPT Summer Meeting (SM24).   The Special Projects and Philanthropy Committee has limited funds to help AAPT/NSBP/NSHP members attend an AAPT national meeting.

Travel Grant Eligibility
  1. AAPT professional and student members who are registered for the Summer Meeting are eligible for travel grants.
  2. The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) and National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP) members are eligible for diversity registration grants with consideration given to AAPT members. 
  3. Post-secondary, K-12 educators, and students who have secured other support to fully fund the expenses for attending the meeting are not eligible for travel grants.  
  4. Previous travel grant recipients are eligible to apply
  5. Applicants must be registered for SM24 and provide proof of staying at the conference hotel (please provide your reservation confirmation number): Westin Boston Seaport District. Checks will be mailed within 6 to 8 weeks after AAPT has received the recipient contact information including a current W-9 form, which must be faxed or mailed.

The application deadline has ended. 

What do you get from these grants?  

If selected, awardees may receive a grant of up to $500 to support travel to the 2024 AAPT Summer Meeting.

Who should apply? 
  1. The priorities for funding include specific individuals who contribute to the goals of AAPT’s Strategic Plan and are:
  2. K-12 teachers, especially those who teach in rural schools or schools with >50% of the students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
  3. Early career faculty and teachers (early career is defined as someone who is actively employed as a post-secondary or K-12 educator and has at least three years but no more than six years of active experience in teaching, educational support, educational research, or outreach position).
  4. Faculty from Two-Year Colleges.
  5. Undergraduate or graduate students who will not be reimbursed for their expenses to participate from their institutions.
  6. Individuals from higher education institutions that are: Minority-Serving, Predominantly Black, Hispanic-Serving, Tribal College or University, Asian American and Native Pacific Islander-Serving, Native American-Serving Nontribal, Alaskan Native-Serving, or Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions.
  7. Individuals who contribute to Strategic Plan Goal 5.

Please note that applicants are eligible to apply for this grant even if they have previously received one of these grants. The Special Projects and Philanthropy Committee will review the applications.


The deadline has ended.


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