Working Group 5 (WG5), Women in Physics (WiP), was created by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics in 1999 as a resolution of the Atlanta, Georgia, USA General Assembly to survey the present situation and report to the Council and the Liaison Committees, and to suggest means to improve the situation for women in physics.
In carrying out the above charge, it may prove useful to organise and convene an international meeting on women in physics. If such a meeting occurs, it should be planned so that a full account can be provided with the report at the General Assembly in 2002.
Chair: Gillian Butcher
Vice Chair: Lilia Meza Montes
Reports to the General Assembly: 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017
Reports to the IUPAP Council and Commission Chairs: 2010, 2015 (Oct), 2018(May), 2018(Oct)
Reports from the Working Group meetings: 2000, 2001, 2004
Website for Women in Physics.
IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics
Supporting Women in Physics in Developing Countries
We have received funding to launch a new round of the IUPAP Travel Grants Program. This program was created to help fund women from developing and low-income countries, who may not have another opportunity, to attend a regional or international conferences, workshop or school. We expect to be able to fund approximately 20 to 25 grants, depending on the amounts awarded, with a maximum of $750.00 or less per grant.
Grant applications should be received no later than March 9, 2018. Recipients will be selected by the IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics by the end of March, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome by the first week of April, 2018.
Only women physicists from low income developing countries may apply. Due to limited funding, those who have received a grant under this particular program within the last 2 years, are not eligible to apply for a grant in 2018.
Those interested in applying should submit the following information, via e‑mail as a WORD document only, or as text within the e‑mail. PLEASE DO NOT SEND AS A PDF FILE. If you attach files, please include your last name on each file document.
Send all information to Jackie Beamon‑Kiene at, firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business (5:00p.m. US EDT) on March 9, 2018.
Gillian Butcher, Chair, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics
Lilia Meza Montes, Vice Chair, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics
Jackie Beamon-Kiene, Secretary, IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics