PhysCon HBCU/MSI Travel Award

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If you attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) or a Minority Serving Institute (MSI) and are presenting a poster at PhysCon, you qualify for a travel award which covers your full registration, travel, and lodging at PhysCon! Award recipients are required to provide a 500-word write-up and two photos or 2 short 60 second videos about your experience at PhysCon.

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  • Applicants must be enrolled in a historically black college or university (HBCU), or minority-serving institution (MSI) as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Applicants must be undergraduate students at the time of the meeting.
  • Applicants must submit an abstract and present a poster at PhysCon.

Application Procedure

The PhysCon 2022 MSI/HBCU Student Travel Awards are first-come, first-serve, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The application requires a certification from an advisor or academic mentor that the applicants are in good standing with the department; the online application will guide applicants through the process of requesting this certification.

Award Details

If you receive a PhysCon HBCU/MSI Travel Award, you are required to acknowledge the support that you received by including the SPS and NSF logos on your poster. The PhysCon HBCU/MSI Travel Awards will provide funding toward your PhysCon registration, travel to the meeting location (e.g., air fare), and lodging. The SPS National Office will assist award recipients in making these arrangements.

You are required to submit (by October 18th, 2022) either a 500-word report  with two photos on what you gained by attending PhysCon or 2 short 60 second videos about your experience at PhysCon.

Program Support

HBCU/MSI Travel Awards are funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation to the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.

To apply, please fill out the online application:

If you are not an SPS member, please contact the national office at SPS-Programs [at]