American Institute of Physics

DEIBA Strategy

MAR 20, 2024
In an era marked by rapid societal change and growing recognition of the vital role diversity plays in innovation and progress, AIP is committed to fostering a culture that embraces diversity, advances equity, and promotes inclusion across the physical sciences.

To spur collaboration and advance goals towards achieving diversity, AIP’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, & Accessibility (DEIBA) Strategic Plan addresses the continued under-representation of racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities in STEM. The plan represents the collective thinking of the Federation/Member Societies and builds upon AIP’s existing programmatic efforts to improve diversity, create a culture of inclusion and belonging, and increase the visibility of AIP as a leader of DEIBA in the physical sciences community.

This strategic plan will drive change, dismantle barriers, and build the equity capital needed to advance the DEIBA work of our Member Societies as well as the Institute itself. AIP will lead the Federation in accomplishing three goals outlined in the strategic plan:

  1. Diversify the physical sciences by fostering environments of inclusiveness and belonging;
  2. Develop and adopt best practices to promote and stimulate diversity; and
  3. create tools, resources and programs to support DEIBA initiatives for Member Societies.

This strategic approach will build upon existing programmatic efforts to improve diversity and create a culture of inclusion and belonging and increase the visibility of the Federation as a DEIBA leader. The intent is to use this plan as a foundation, a point of departure, to drive change, dismantle barriers, and build equity capital in support of advancing the Member Societies’ and the Institute’s DEIBA work. A few examples of current work include TEAM-UP Together , Statement of the AIP Board of Directors on Confronting Harassment, Bullying, Exclusion, and Inequity , AIP Diversity Statement , and AIP’s support of MS DEIBA activities with the 2020-2021 Diversity Action Fund and the 2023 Venture Fund Grants.

DEIBA Strategic Plan 2024-2029 (3 MB) DEIBA Strategic Plan Executive Summary (117 KB)

Member Societies and Affiliates

The following AIP Federation of Member Societies are committed to advancing the physical sciences and STEM equity by championing and implementing elements of the AIP Federation DEIBA Strategic Plan (2024).