Global Meeting Support
Application for the Optical Society's Financial
Co-sponsorship of Meetings in Developing Nations
The OSA International Council has allocated funds for investing in the global optics community by supporting international meetings. OSA will consider requests for cooperation with or co-sponsorship of meetings and review requests for financial sponsorship.
To be eligible for financial support, the meeting must be held in a developing country and approved by the OSA Board of Meetings. Priority is given to new meetings or events, not regularly held conferences.
OSA grants are usually modest (under $5,000) and not intended to fully underwrite a meeting. Any support from OSA should be used to directly support registrants and enable their participation, not support publications, catering, facility rental or other organizational expense.
Meeting organizers are strongly encouraged to submit applications nine to twelve months before the conference date. The next deadline is 20 January 2014, with a review in February 2014. Under compelling circumstances, the Council Chair may allow for review outside this schedule.
Complete the on-line application. Please note that a copy of the conference budget is required.
Download the Support Grant Application (PDF, 20KB)
You may contact Meredith Smith at + 1 202.416.1421 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We look forward to reviewing your proposal.
Meeting Support Programs
International Council Chair
c/o OSA Executive Office Programs
2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA
Tel: + 1 202.416.1960
Fax: + 1 202.416.6134