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IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics Supporting Women in Physics in Developing Countries

The IUPAP Working Group #5 – Women in Physics is launching a new round of the IUPAP Conference Accessibility Grants Program. This program was created to help fund women from developing and low-income countries, who may not have another opportunity, to attend a conference, workshop, or class, either in-person or virtually. Women may apply for up to $750 to help make attending an event more accessible. Individual needs can be wide and varied. For example, grant funds may be used to cover registration fees, travel, technical equipment to enhance attendance at a virtual conference, and childcare.

We expect to be able to fund approximately 20 grants, depending on the amounts awarded, with a maximum of $750.00 or less per grant.

Grant applications should be received no later than May 24, 2024. Recipients will be selected by the IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics by the middle of June, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome in July 2024.
Only women physicists from middle or low income countries may apply. Due to limited funding, those who have received a grant from Working Group # 5 the last two cycles (2022/2023), are not eligible to apply for a grant in 2024.

Those interested in applying should submit accompanying application, which requests the following information:

1. Complete personal information including name, mailing address, email, phone number, and degree details.
2. Brief description of the conference, class, or workshop you wish to attend (including date of conf., place to be held, & website if available) and note whether you will be making a presentation.
3. Brief statement of how attending the conference will enhance your career.
4. List of any regional or international conferences you may have attended.
5. List your publications from the last 5 years.
6. A breakdown of how the funds will be used.
7. For those requesting funds for items such as childcare and technology, a brief description of how the funds will enhance your participation in the conference.
8. One Letter of recommendation.

Send all information to Lee Bullis at, by close of business (5:00p.m. USEDT) on May 24, 2024.

Please complete the application and submit it, along with one  letter of recommendation.

Lilia Meza Montes, Chair, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics
Gillian Butcher, Past Chair, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics
Lee Bullis, Secretary, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics