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.

AIP Awards and Prizes

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

AIP Science Communication Awards

Science Communication Awards Awarded for excellence in Science Communication in Physics and Astronomy for the non-specialist in three categories: science writing for a general audience, children's writing, and new media

AIP 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

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