American Institute of Physics: Grants-in-Aid

American Institute of Physics

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Grant amount: Up to US $2,500

Next deadline: Nov 15, 2019

Later deadlines: Apr 15, 2020

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Unaffiliated Researcher Working Professional PhD Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



AIP’s Grants-in-Aid support research in the history of the physical sciences. Most recipients are PhD candidates in history of science, but recipients also include economists, educators, and science writers. Grantees’ projects bring them to the manuscripts and other sources in the Niels Bohr Library & Archives or to other resources in history of physical science. Grants-in-aid also support the conducting of new oral history interviews.

Recent supported projects include studies of nuclear fallout, Van de Graff generators, and climate change. Researchers have interviewed astronomers, physics, and Earth scientists. Special topics of interest to AIP include women and underrepresented minorities and their careers.

Recipients of Grants-in-Aid often present lectures about their results at the American Center for Physics.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants should either be working toward a graduate degree in the history of science or be publishing in the field.
  • Grant funds may only be used to reimburse:
    • Expenses for travel and subsistence to use the resources of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives in College Park, Maryland (easily accessible from Washington, DC)
      • Expenses for travel and subsistence to either record oral history interviews or microfilm archival materials, with a copy for deposit in the Library.