Travel Grant – International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Supporting Women in Physics in Developing Countries

Announcement from the IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics

(IUPAP is the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics)

We have received funding to launch a new round of the IUPAP/UNESCO program to fund the attendance of women from developing and eastern European countries at regional or international conferences and schools.  We expect to be able to fund 13-14 women between $700 & $800 US each at a maximum.  

Applications for these grants should be received no later than April 15, 2013.  Recipients will be chosen by the IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics by mid May, and we will notify everyone during the first week of June, 2013.

Only women physicists from Eastern Europe or developing countries may apply.  Due to limited funding, those who have received a grant in the past, under this program, are not eligible for a second grant.

Those interested in applying for a grant should submit the following information, via email as a WORD document only or as text within the email.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND AS A PDF FILE. If you attach files, please include your last name in all the file names.

1. Complete contact information including name, address, email and phone number.
2. Years since your Ph.D (or undergraduate degree for graduate students) was granted.
3. Brief description of the conference or workshop you wish to attend (including date of conf., place to be held, & website if available) and if you will be making a presentation.
4. Brief statement of how attending the conference will enhance your career.
5. If you have attended any regional or international conferences, please list them.
6. A breakdown of the amount of money (maximum $700/800 US) required to attend (Ex: Airfare, registration fee, meals).
7. List your publications from the last 5 years.
8. One Letter of recommendation.

Send all information to Jackie BeamonKiene at, by close of business on April 15, 2013 (5:00p.m. EST).


Silvina Ponce Dawson, Chair, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics
Igle Gledhill, Vice-Chair, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics
Jackie Beamon-Kiene, Admin., IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics

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