Application Information

Participants must apply separately to CUWiP @ UCSB and to SPIN UP. The CUWiP application and SPIN UP applications go live on September 3. Both applications will be open until Oct. 12, 2018. Questions? Try the FAQ page, or contact us at!

Registration Information

If you are accepted to CUWiP and/or to SPIN UP, you will be emailed a registration link. You must register to attend! We will be happy to assist you with this process.

Important Dates

September 3, 2018 – CUWiP applications and SPIN UP applications open.

October 12, 2018, 11:59pm EDT – Completed CUWiP and SPIN UP applications due

Early November – Accepted students will be notified and will receive emails with registration information.


There is no cost to apply to CUWIP or SPIN UP.

Once you apply, our goal is that every student accepted to CUWiP or SPIN UP at UCSB can register and attend. If you have any concerns about the registration fee and travel expenses, please email us at

Students who are accepted to attend the CUWiP conference must pay a one-time registration fee of $45, which helps offset some of the cost of the conference. Once you arrive at the conference, we will provide all lodging and meals. You can request a fee waiver after you apply, but before you register, by submitting a brief statement to APS. Detailed instructions will be included with registration information. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us.

CUWiP requests that participants ask their departments for travel funding. If you feel uncomfortable doing this or if your department is unable to provide funding, please be aware that we have additional travel funding available for CUWiP and SPIN UP participants. If you would like to request travel funding, please email us at