Physics and Astronomy


Award / Funder: American Physical Society – Travel Grants for Minority Speakers Program
Description: The grant provides a reimbursement of up to $500 to colleges and universities for the travel expenses of one minority colloquium speaker these institutions host during a single academic year. Any physicist who is African-American, Native American or Hispanic is eligible. The COM maintains a Minority Speakers List, but eligible speakers are not limited to this list. Institutions are encouraged to apply early in the academic year, even if the speaker is not scheduled until the spring.
Deadline: N/A

Award / Funder: Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Description: Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. The Radcliffe Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.
Deadline: The deadline for applicants in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is 1 October. The deadline for applicants in natural sciences and mathematics is 15 November.


Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: American Physical Society – APS Minority Scholarship
Description: The goal of this minority scholarship is to increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics. It provides funding and mentoring to minority physics students to enhance their education and help them prepare for success in various careers.
Deadline: 2/1/2011

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience Program (MUSE)
Description: To expose minority undergraduate university students to the field of medical physics by performing research or assisting with clinical service at a U.S. institutions. Each applicant shall have completed at least 2 years of their undergraduate studies, but shall not have graduated, i.e. rank of junior or senior. Preference will be made to applicants that have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science, which requires mathematics at least through differential equations and junior level courses in modern physics/quantum mechanics and electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences. Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those eligible to live and work in the U.S. Non-citizens and non-permanent residents must provide evidence at the time of application (e.g. visas and permits issued by INS) that they are authorized to work in the USA during the period of the fellowship.
Deadline: Information for 2011 will be available Mid November 2010