SPS Award & Program Deadlines

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SPS AwardsMark your calendars! 

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma have consolidated deadlines for awards, scholarships, and internships with one deadline each season. These opportunities are available only to chapters and members, so remember to pay your dues to qualify.

Fall Deadline November 15 Applications open September 1 
Future Faces of Physics Award
Marsh W. White Award
SPS Chapter Research Award
Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Award

*2024 only* Sigma Pi Sigma Leadership Scholarship

Winter Deadline: January 15
SPS Summer Internship - Applications open November 1
SPS Congressional Visits Day - Applications open December 1

Spring Deadline: March 15 Applications open January 2
SPS Scholarships
SPS Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research
Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award
Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics (late submission deadline May 15)

*New* Sigma Pi Sigma Leadership Scholarship

Summer Deadline: June 15
Chapter Reports
Blake Lilly Prize

Ongoing Opportunities
SPS Travel Awards
SPS Reporter Awards
SOCK Requests

Note: If a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, it is moved to the next business day.


Having trouble accessing the awards site? Try this log in method:

  1. Got to this link: https://aip-sps.smapply.io/
  2. At the top right of the webpage, click the log in drop down menu
  3. Select “Yourmembership”
  4. Enter your log in information.
  5. If this does not work, please try to use a different browser/turn off any VPNs or security browsers, as this can cause issues with the log in communication between our membership and application portals. 

SPS National Council Elections

December 15
Call for nominations open for National and Zone SPS offices

March 15
Nominations for National and Zone SPS offices due

May 1
Chapter ballots for National and Zone SPS offices due