International travel grant award program (ITGAP)
    Oleh : Romulus Godang
    Sabtu, 5 Mei 2007 (20:59 WIB) dari IP

    Message to the members of the American Physical Society
    Forum on International Physics. Authorized by Noemi Mirkin,

    Dear FIP members:

    I want to bring to your attention the call for applications
    for the sixth competitive cycle of the INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
    GRANT AWARD PROGRAM. Below are the details of the program and
    instructions for applying online.


    Noemi Mirkin


    I. Background
    Following the initiative of the APS Forum on International Physics (FIP),
    the APS Committee on International Scientific Affairs (CISA) and the
    Divisions of Nuclear Physics (DNP), Particles and Fields (DPF), and
    Plasma Physics (DPP) recognize that funding for collaborations between
    U.S. and developing country scientists is often insufficient to meet
    existing needs and opportunities.

    While the needs are great, and though we have only limited resources to
    stimulate growth of longer-term collaborations, we believe that an
    International Travel Grant Award Program (ITGAP), even a modest one,
    may make a significant difference.

    II. Purpose
    Promote international scientific collaborations, especially between APS
    members and physicists in developing countries.

    III. Amount of the award
    Up to US$2,000 for travel and lodging expenses for international travel
    while visiting a collaborator.

    IV. Features
    A. Time limit: Once awarded, the time limit on the use of the award
    will be a maximum of 5 years.
    B. Report: A report, with a 300 word public abstract, is required
    upon completion of the award; this report will be entered onto APS
    C. Bi-directionality: The trip can be in either direction, with
    preference given for travel from developing countries to the U.S.
    D. Preference: Support for the growth of existing collaborations will
    be given preference over new ones, a measure of the former, for
    example, being joint publications.

    V. Conditions and Criteria
    A collaborative visit must be for a period of at least one month. One or
    both partners (co-applicants)in the collaboration must be APS members of
    at least one of the supporting APS units (FIP, DNP, DPF or DPP). When
    rank-ordering applications, consideration will be given to:

    A. Merit
    1. Past record of research accomplishments and promise of future
    accomplishments; and
    2. Invited talks to be delivered during the trip, especially talks
    at APS-sponsored meetings.
    B. Need
    1. Under-represented countries and ethnic groups will be given
    priority; and
    2. Resources available from other sources with matching funds
    (leverage) will be considered as a positive factor while
    potential support available, but not sought, from other sources
    as a negative factor.

    VI. Start-up program
    At least fourteen awards will be made over the initial 5 year period
    of 2004-2009 based on 6-month competitive cycles. Twelve awards have
    been made during the first five cycles. THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF
    made by Monday, 9 July 2007, for an immediate starting date.

    Applications are to be submitted online at

    They should include the following items:
    * Narrative proposal of 5000 character (maximum);
    * Lists of up to 5 most relevant publications of the U.S. and
    foreign co-applicants;
    * Statement of financial support provided from an appropriate
    representative of other sources (leverage);
    Statement of who is (are) the member(s) of APS units (specifying
    all that apply - FIP, DNP, DPF, or DPP);
    Outline of the benefits of the proposal to junior scientists,
    students, or post-docs from a developing country; and
    Description of the travel plan and budget.

    Applications will be considered active for the current cycle alone
    without restricting reapplication in subsequent cycles. The Executive
    Committee of FIP, with assistance from CISA, the APS Office of
    International Affairs, and other sponsoring APS units, will be
    responsible for managing the review process. Confidentiality of the
    reviews is assured with reports going only to the co-applicants.

    VII. Longer-term program
    FIP and CISA invite funding partners to either continue this program or
    co-develop new programs that meet our combined objectives. We especially
    seek support of additional APS Units. Larger awards with broader aims
    and relaxing the restriction on APS membership are anticipated.

    VIII. Acknowledgement of Financial Support
    APS Forum on International Physics
    APS Division of Nuclear Physics
    APS Division of Particles and Fields
    APS Division of Plasma Physics
    APS Office of International Affairs
    U.S. Liaison Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

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