International Affairs

International Affairs In this era of globalization, international issues cut across essentially all aspects of the APS and physics community.
  • Science: International R&D collaborations are on the rise; countries are partnering to build big facilities.
  • Industry: Companies are increasingly multinational; US companies are moving R&D facilities offshore.
  • Education: The US competes for the world's best talent; it needs to attract and retain first-rate students and scientists.
  • Policy: National S&T policies are affected by global events; federal R&D funding influences US participation in international large-scale collaborations.

International Research Travel Award Program

Now Accepting Proposals: The APS International Research Travel Award Program (IRTAP) promotes scientific collaborations between physicists in developing and developed countries. Grant recipients receive up to $2,000 towards travel expenses to visit their collaborator abroad for a minimum of one month. The application deadline is November 1, 2018.  
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Beller Lectureship

The Beller Lectureship provides funding and support to bring distinguished physicists from abroad to present invited talks at APS meetings.
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Reciprocal Member Societies

Reciprocal societies are national physical societies that have signed an agreement with APS to exchange certain membership privileges. APS members may take advantage of the following benefits from reciprocal societies:

  • Submit papers to reciprocal society meetings with the same privileges as the reciprocal society members
  • Register at reciprocal society meetings at member rates
  • Subscribe to reciprocal society publications at member rates.

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