OSA Foundation Student Travel Grants
The OSA Foundation is pleased to offer travel grants to students working or studying in a qualifying developing nation who plan to attend an OSA-managed topical meeting or Frontiers in Optics, OSA's Annual Meeting. Travel grants will average $1,000 US per award.
All grant program applicants must:
Work or study in a qualifying developing nation
Be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program
Demonstrate need for travel support and state the value of attending the conference
Agree that if they are selected as a grant recipient the OSA Foundation (OSAF) may use their name, photo, and the information provided in their trip report to promote OSAF programs and solicit donations. This information may be used online, in print and email and in other OSAF communication vehicles.
OSA Foundation Travel Grant Application
Application deadlines are available on individual meeting web sites in the "Students" section.
It is not required that the applicant is a conference presenter, but we encourage interested students to submit a paper for oral or poster presentation. You are not required to be an OSA Student Member to apply for a grant, but preference is given to members. View more information on OSA Membership.
Please note: Applicants must apply for a visa, if required. OSA can send a letter of invitation for US meetings, but has no influence on the process.
If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com. The meeting chairs will review all qualified applications and applicants will be notified of the results via email.