Awards and Prizes

AIP honors outstanding achievements in excellence in physics and raises public awareness of the contributions that physicists make to society. In addition to its awards program, AIP supports the profession with government fellowships and undergraduate scholarships and teaching awards.

Andrew Gemant Award Recognizes significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics
Tate Medal for International Leadership in Physics Presented for distinguished service to the profession of physics by a non-U.S. national
Compton Medal for Leadership in Physics Presented for distinguished statesmanship in science
Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics Sponsored by General Motors and awarded biennially to publicize the value of physics research in industry
Dannie Heineman Astrophysics Prize Recognizes accomplishments in theoretical astrophysics, sponsored jointly with the American Astronomical Society
Dannie Heineman Mathematical Physics Prize Recognizes accomplishments in mathematical physics, sponsored jointly with the American Physical Society
Abraham Pais Award for History of Physics Recognizes outstanding scholarly achievements in the history of physics
Meggers Project Award Awarded biennially for projects designed to improve high school physics
Fluid Dynamics Prize Recognizes outstanding achievement in research with demonstrated major impact on the discipline, jointly sponsored with the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

American Institute of Physics Science Fellowships

AIP Congressional Science Fellowship Program Sponsors a scientist annually to provide scientific and technical advice to Congress
AIP State Department Science Fellowship Program Sponsors at least one Fellow annually to provide scientific and technical expertise to the State Department
AIP Robert H. G. Helleman Memorial Fellowships Provides fellowships in physics and subdisciplines at US universities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from the Netherlands

Society of Physics Students (SPS) Scholarships & Awards

SPS Scholarships SPS Leadership Scholarships
Herbert Levy Memorial Scholarship
SPS Future Teacher Scholarship
Peggy Dixon Two-Year Scholarship
SPS Recognition Awards

Future Faces Of Physics Award
SPS Outstanding Chapter Award
SPS Reporter Awards
Marsh W. White Award
Sigma Pi Sigma Undergraduate Research Award
Blake Lilly Prize
Outstanding Student Award for Undergraduate Research
Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award
SPS Travel Awards

SPS Internships  
Sigma Pi Sigma Awards

Chapter Project Award
Outstanding Service Award
Worth Seagondollar Award

American Institute of Physics Science Communication Awards

Science Communication Awards Discontinued. Awarded from 1968-2020 for excellence in Science Communication in physics and astronomy for the general public in four categories: Science Writing: Books; Science Writing: Articles; Writing for Children; and Broadcast and New Media