AAPT Winter Meeting 2021



AAPT Virtual WM21 Registration and Dependent Care Grants

AAPT has set aside funds to help members of the physics education community defray the cost to attend the AAPT Virtual 2021 Winter Meeting.  Two types of grants are available: 

Registration Grants to be Applied to the Registration Fee

  1. AAPT professional and student members who are registered for the Virtual WM21 are eligible for grants. Professional members will receive $50 grants and students will receive $29 grants.
  2. NSBP and NSHP members are eligible for diversity registration grants with consideration given to AAPT members. 
  3. A portion of the funds will be given to high school and two year college faculty who are from underrepresented groups and/or from institutions whose students are predominantly underrepresented.  (For information about racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in our discipline, see the bottom of this webpage.)

Dependent Care Grants 

A little number of $50 grants will be available to presenters for dependent care. These individual must be giving a presentation in order to be eligible. 

Application Process

Preference will be given to applicants who explain clearly why a grant is necessary. In the event that the number of requests for grants exceed the funding available, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers and to those whose participation in the meeting is critical to their professional development. A credit of $29 for students receiving registration grants and $50 for professional members receiving registration grants or dependent care grants will be applied to grant recipients’ credit card.

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Deadline for submission of application: There are still funds remaining after the deadline date, therefore additional applications will be considered in the order received until the funds are expended or January 8th, whichever occurs first. 

What do you get from these grants?  

  1. If selected, professional members may receive a reimbursement of $50. 
  2. For students, you may receive a reimbursement of $29. This is the full registration cost for students. 

Who is eligible? 

  1. We strongly encourage applicants with marginalized identities (e.g., ethnic/racial and gender minorities)!
  2. We also will prioritize students who will not be reimbursed for their participation from their institutions. Students with externally funded registration are not eligible for these awards. 
  3. Other prioritized groups are high school teachers, early career faculty, and faculty from two-year colleges

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The Special Projects and Philanthropy Committee will review registration grants. The Dependent Care Committee will review the dependent care grants. 



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