Washington, DC--The OSA Foundation (OSAF) has made its Student Travel Grant Program opportunities for 2013 available. An awards program for students studying science in qualifying developing nations, grant winners have the chance to attend OSA's Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO), as well as OSA topical meetings and Optics and Photonics Congresses throughout the year. OSAF will provide 22 travel grants to nine meetings around the world next year.
Grants exist as part of a suite of OSAF programs that support optics education and outreach activities to advance youth science education, provide optics education and resources to underserved populations, provide career and professional development resources, and support awards and honors that recognize technical and business excellence.
Travel grant recipients are selected by the co-chairs of each meeting. Applications are based on the following criteria:
*Work or study in a qualifying developing nation
*Enrollment in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program
*Demonstrated need for travel support
*Statement on the value of attending the conference
Grants available for 2013 are:
*Optics in the Life Sciences Congress, April 14–18, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii – 1 grant
*Digital Holography & 3-D Imaging (DH), April 21–25, Kohala Coast, Hawaii – 2 grants
*Optical Interference Coatings (OIC), June 16–21, Whistler, BC, Canada – 2 grants
*Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, June 23–27, Arlington, VA – 3 grants
*Advanced Photonics Congress, July 14–19, San Juan, Puerto Rico – 1 grant
*Nonlinear Optics (NLO), July 21–26, Kohala Coast, Hawaii – 1 grant
*Frontiers in Optics (FiO), October 14–18, Orlando, FA – 10 grants
*Advanced Solid-State Lasers Congress, October 27–November 1, Paris, France – 1 grant
*Renewable Energy and the Environment Congress, November 3–7, Tucson, AZ – 1 grant
For more information, please visit www.osa-foundation.org/home/programs-resources/travel-grants/travel-grants.
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