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Travel Grants


The APS DFD provides travel subsidy grants to qualifying participants as follows:

Location Eligible Grant Type
US and Canada Students only $500 travel subsidy
Western Europe, Japan, and Russia All researchers $1000 travel subsidy
Mexico All researchers $500 travel subsidy and registration fee waiver
Other All researchers $1000 travel subsidy and registration fee waiver

Applications must be received by the abstract submission deadline: Friday, August 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm EDT. The online application form is available here.

The Division's External Affairs Committee will select award recipients. Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate student presenters, and to applicants who have partial funding to support their travel costs. Generally, no more than one award will be given to applicants from the same research group, and strong preference will be given to applicants who have not received such an award in the past. Award recipients will be notified by email by September 15, 2010.

Visa Requests

For a list of countries that do not need a visa for travel to the United States please click here.

All other attendees need a B-1 visa (see 'Business Visa Center') to enter the United States.

If you require a visa, please request a letter of invitation from Meetings and More, preferably before July 15, 2010. Allow ample time for visa processing.

Please put "Invitation letter request" in the subject heading of your e-mail. Requests should include your name, institution, complete mailing address and a tentative title of the talk you will be presenting, in this exact order. If not presenting a talk, please say so explicitly, and list the abstract sorting categories that interest you. Invitation letters will be processed and sent via email. If a mailed copy is requested, please provide an express mail account number such as Federal Express.

For more information about Visa requests, please contact:
Meetings and More
Peggy Holland (301) 641-4150
Monica Malouf (301) 526-8129



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