Travel Grant Fund

The OSA Foundation offers travel grants to students in developing nations interested in attending an OSA technical meeting. In the last 10 years we have awarded 245 grants to students in 38 countries.  With your support, we can increase the number of grants offered annually. 

Support Student Travel

When you make a donation to the Student Travel Grant Fund, you support the education and professional development of a future optics and photonics innovator.

All contributions are matched 100% by OSA with a donation to the Foundation's General Fund.  

A Student's Story


Thulile Khanyile
Travel Grant Recipient
Masters Candidate Researcher
Biophotonics: National Laser Centre
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Pretoria, South Africa


Travel Grant Recipients

Sara MohammedSara Mohammed
American University in Cairo, Egypt
Attended Frontiers in Optics

"Attending this conference will allow me to present my paper on Silicon Nanowires with controlled diameters for energy conversion applications."
Geo MuppathiyilGeo Muppathiyil
University of Hyderabad, India
Attended Frontiers in Optics

"FIO is an ideal stage to present new findings on unconventional optical beams.  I'm foreseeing this as an opportunity to disseminate our findings and research to a broader international community and at the same time learn about their contributions as well."
Yijie PanYijie Pan
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Attended Digital Holography and 3D Imaging

"Receiving this grant helped me attend the meeting since I did not have the funding  and gave me great confidence to continue my research.  Until now, I still cannot believe that I won the grant competing with so many brilliant young students.  It proved that I have the capability to research."
Bonifacio A. Can-UcBonifacio A. Can-Uc
Centro De Investigacion Cientifica y De Educacion Superior De Ensenada, Mexico
Attended Nonlinear Optics

"Our instiitution does not have a budget dedicated to student travel for conferences.  [I] would benefit tremendously by attending Nonlinear Optics, and getting to know leading edge work in this research area."

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