2017 Funded Projects - AIP Venture Partnership Program

AIP awarded $100,000 to fund five innovative Member Society projects in 2017. 

Grounded in outreach and information products, each Member Society's initiative aims to positively impact the physical sciences community:  

  1. AAS
    Bringing communicating science (ComSciCon) workshops to AIP Member Society graduate students.
    This project will train graduate student members of AIP Member Societies in improving their science communication skills for public outreach.
  2. APS
    The impact of industrial physics on the US economy
    The goal of this project is to prepare a report on the impact of industrial physics on the U.S. economy and U.S. technology excellence.
    Career Pathways project collaboration
    This project will facilitate the formation of a joint collaboration between AAPT, APS, and SPS that will update the current career toolbox for undergraduate students and construct a new toolbox focused on graduate students
  4. OSA/APS
    Speakeasy science
    The program will leverage the DC Science Writers Association membership and other journalists based in Washington to connect scientists with journalists.
  5. SOR
    Panta Rei: The development of rheology-focused K12 outreach events
    The goal of the project is to develop and widely disseminate a series of outreach activities based on the field of rheology.

Venture Partnership Program activities began in January, 2017, and will continue over the next two years, concluding by the end of 2018.

AIP will continue to seek new Member Society initiatives to fund each year. The call for proposals for the 2018 funding cycle is coming soon.

More information on the Venture Partnership Fund and application process.