Diversity Action Fund

Evolution of a New Funding Priority

The Diversity Action Fund was established by AIP in the summer of 2020 to provide support to its ten Member Societies and the National Society of Black Physicists in their efforts to address inequities in the treatment of African Americans in the physical sciences enterprise. Initial funding provided by AIP supported a variety of society programs and initiatives focused on increasing access to and inclusion of African Americans and others underrepresented in the physical sciences.

Acknowledging the importance of issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility (DEIBA) in our community, AIP has expanded its DEIBA team to expand the Institute’s contributions and impact beyond the important TEAM-UP report and consequent workshops looking at how to implement the recommendations contained therein.

Giving to the Diversity Action Fund

Your support of the Diversity Action Fund will continue to support AIP’s work in partnership with our Member Societies in developing programs and initiatives that directly address the root causes of discrimination and inequity across the physical sciences enterprise, building gateways of opportunity for African American students and individuals from other underrepresented groups. Through these efforts we aspire not only to better engage underrepresented communities but promote a culture made stronger through its depth and diversity.

2020 will remain a year that served for many as an awakening that illuminated stark realities of discrimination and inequity. At AIP we aspire to implement actions that result in meaningful cultural change. We seek your support to fuel our initiatives and programs. Together we can make a difference.