Incubic Milton Chang Travel Grant

Incubic/Milton Chang Travel Grant

Funded by an endowment from Milton and Rosalind Chang, this program provides 20 grants of up to $500 USD  to enable students who present papers to travel to CLEO and the Frontiers in Optics/OSA Annual Meeting. Grants are usually awarded to the presenter and/or first author of the paper.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Submitting author must opt-in to the competition during the regular "call for papers" submission process and follow all of the instructions provided on the submission site.
  • Applicant must have an accepted paper to CLEO or FiO.
  • Applicant must demonstrate need for travel support.

Application Requirements

Please combine the following materials into one document as a .pdf file. Name your file "FirstName.LastName".
  1. Statement explaining the value of attending CLEO
    1. No more than one page
  2. Please put estimated budget in top right hand corner "Estimated Budget: XXXX"
  3. Advisor Letter of Support
    1. No more than one page
  4. Copy of paper submitted to CLEO
    1. Include your paper abstract as the cover page
  5. Resume/CV

Sample Application



  • Leonardo Del Bino, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
  • Xu Feng, University of Texas at Austin, United States
  • Denis Ganin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Nicolas Bourbeau Hebert, Université Laval, Canada
  • Chaitali Joshi, Cornell University, Columbia University, United States
  • Elhanan Maguid, Technion, Israel
  • Andri Mahendra, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Christopher Pugh, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Qitian Ru, CREOL, University of Central Florida, United States
  • Jinghui Yang, University of California, Los Angeles, United States 


  • Mahbub Alam, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Surekha Barkur, Manipal University, India  
  • Elad Eizner, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Xiaobo Han, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China  
  • Krzysztof Kaczmarek, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Aditya  Kakkar, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Tong Lin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Sara Magdi Al Menabawy, American University in Cairo, Egypt  
  • Emerson Gonçalves de Melo, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil  
  • Roxana Rezvani Naraghi, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Michael Nielsen, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Christian Reimer, INRS-EMT, Canada  
  • Gabriel Castillo Santiago, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico  
  • Chao Shen, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • Patrick A. Stockton, Colorado State University, USA  
  • Peng Wang, University of Utah, USA
  • Yi Weng, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
  • Marcelo Wu, University of Calgary, NRC - National Institute for Nanotechnology, Canada
  • Hengyun Zhou, Harvard University, USA


  • Aadhi A., Physical Research Laboratory, India
  • Milad I. Akhlaghi, University of Central Florida, United States 
  • Matthew Applegate, Tufts University, United States
  • Omar Calderon-Losada, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Bingying Chen, Peking University, China
  • Rokas Drevinskas, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Itai Epstein, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Alem Gebru, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Moshe G. Harats, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Jianguo Huang, Xian Jiaotong University , China
  • Amir Khodabakhsh, Umeå University, Sweden 
  • H. Esat Kondakci, University of Central Florida, United States
  • Vincent Michaud-Belleau, Universite Laval, Canada
  • Vishwatosh Mishra, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Gregory Moille, Thales Research & Technology, France
  • Patrik Rath, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Litty V. Thekkekara, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Logan Wright, Cornell University, United States
  • Haomin Yao, University of Rochester, United States


  • Anderson Amaral, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Li Chen, Ohio State University, United States
  • Chris Edwards, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Vala Fathipour, Northwestern University, United States
  • Guangcheng Gu, Clemson University, USA
  • Xuan He, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
  • Hojoong Jung, Yale University, USA
  • Xin Li, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Manuel Marques, University of Kent, United Kingdom
  • Giovanni Milione, CUNY City College, United States
  • Mohammad Ali Miri, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Jelena Notaros, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
  • Jungwook Paek, Iowa State University, United States
  • Bozhidar Oreshkov, Max Born Institute, Bulgaria
  • Antoine Runge, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Amy Shah, Vanderbilt University, United States
  • Caio Bruno Wetterich, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Robert Woodward, Imperial College of London, United Kingdom
  • Jingda Wu, University of Washington, USA
  • Xingyu Zhang, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Xiaorui Zheng, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


  • Boris Afinogenov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Anderson Amaral, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Ajanta Barh, IIT Delhi, India
  • Cristian Cortes, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Itai Epstein, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Kumel Kagalwala, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Ondrej Kitzler, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Yufei Ma, Rice University, USA
  • Francesco Monticone,The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Himansu Pattanaik, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Ralph Peterson, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Hongxia Qi, Perking University, USA
  • Jun Suk Rho, University of California Berkeley, USA
  • Shibdas Roy, University of New South Wales, USA
  • Niccolo Somaschi, University of Southampton, UK
  • Sergey Svyakhovskiy, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Polina Vabishchevich, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Yuzhe Xiao, University of Rochester, USA
  • Min-Seok Yoon, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea
  • Nadezhda Zhdanova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia


  • Emerson Barbano, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Idelma Terra, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Regina Alves, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Carmen Vela Garcia, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Terence Tsz-Wai Wong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Suzie Dufour, Laval University, Canada
  • Kumel Kagalwala, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
  • Precious Cantu,University of Utah, USA
  • Laszlo Gyongyosi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Ye Wang, Northwestern University, USA
  • Xiao Sun, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Sergey Stremoukhov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Sharad Bhooplapur,University of Maryland, USA
  • Sebastian Wuestner,Imperial College London, UK
  • Francesco de Ros, DTU Fotonik, Denmark
  • Moshen Rahmani, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Wei Yu, University of Maryland,USA
  • Ming Ding, University of Southampton, UK
  • Jehan Akbar, University of Glasgow, Pakistan
  • Soroush Hossein Yazdi, University of Maryland, USA


  • Rocío Borrego Varillas, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • Gillian Kyne, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
  • Juliana M.P. de Almeida, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Francesco Aieta, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Pavel Porizka, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Jeremy Moore, University of Michigan, United States
  • Kevin Vora, Harvard University, United States
  • Martin Lavery, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Anton Bykov, Moscow State University, Russia
  • Anirban Mitra, University of Rochester, United States
  • Lina He, Washington University, United States
  • Devin Pugh-Thomas, University of Virginia, United States
  • Alessandro Tuniz, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Yuze (Alice) Sun, University of Michigan, United States
  • Peng Sun, Ohio State University, United States
  • Josue Davila-Rodriguez, University of Central Florida, United States
  • Cobus Jacobs, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Gilad Lerman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Pouya Maraghechi, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Bora Ung, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada


  • Alvaro Casa Bedoya, Univ. of Sydney, Australia
  • Martynas Beresna, Univ. of Southampton, UK
  • Martin Bernier, COPL, Univ. Laval, Canada
  • Thomas Buss, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
  • Chieh-feng Chang, California Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Josue Davila, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
  • Doug French, Purdue Univ., USA
  • Shima Fardad, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
  • Nathan Heilmann, Brigham Young Univ., USA
  • Ori Katz, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Robert Keil, Friedrich Schiller Univ. Jena, Germany
  • Pouya Maraghechi, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
  • Thomas Matthews, Duke Univ., USA
  • Hayden McGuinness, Univ. of Oregon, USA
  • Joel Rubin, Queens College, the City Univ. of New York, USA
  • Jonathas de Paula Siqueira, Univ. de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Irina Soboleva, Moscow State Univ., Russia
  • Christian Smith, Aarhus University in Denmark
  • Amy Watkins, Univ. College Cork, Ireland
  • Aram Zeytunyan, Yerevan State Univ., Armenia


  • Oscar Ayala, Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Dean Brown, Univ. of Rochester, USA
  • Jia Chen, Walter Schottky Inst., Germany
  • Harold Dehez, INRS-EMT, Canada
  • Moti Fridman, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Vishal Jagtap, Paris Electrical Engineering Lab, France
  • Nikolay Makarov, Montana State Univ, USA
  • Euan McLeod, Princeton Univ., USA
  • Shalin Mehta, Natl. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
  • Rachel Noek, Duke Univ., USA
  • Vito Roppo, Polytechnic Univ of Catalonia, Spain
  • Kristopher Rowland, Univ. of Adelaide, Australia
  • Laura Russell, Tyndall Natl. Inst., Ireland
  • Kanwarpal Singh, INRS-EMT, Canada
  • Hu “Tiger” Tao, Boston Univ., USA
  • Wei Wei, Peking Univ., China
  • Petter Westberg, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
  • Xiaoxia Wu, Univ. of Southern California, USA
  • Michelle Xu, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
  • Marco Zanola, Univ. of Pavia, Italy


  • Adalberto Alejo-Molina, INAOE, Mexico
  • Nicole Brimhall, Brigham Young Univ., USA
  • Yaron Bromberg, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Rijuparna Chakraborty, Univ. of Calcutta, India
  • Daniel Corrêa,Univ de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Marcello Ferrera, INRS-EMT, Canada
  • Ivan Garanovich, Australian Natl. Univ., Australia
  • Qing Gu, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
  • David Haefner, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
  • Alireza Hassani, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Robert Kester, Rice Univ., USA
  • Yoav Lahini, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Henry Liu, Princeton Univ., USA
  • Yulia Mazhirina, Saratov State Univ., Russia
  • Sara Núñez-Sánchez, Inst. de Óptica, Spain
  • Jiahui Peng, Texas A&M Univ., USA
  • Keith Serrels, Heriot Watt Univ., UK
  • Kyung Soo Choi, California Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Robert Wilson, Univ. of Michigan, USA


  • Amit Agrawal, Univ. of Utah, USA
  • Victoria Astley, Rice Univ., USA
  • Shaghik Atakaramians, Univ. of Adelaide, Australia
  • Dane Austin, Univ. of Oxford , UK
  • Majid Badiei, Georgia Tech Univ., USA
  • Corey Baron, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
  • I-wei Andy Hsieh, Columbia Univ., USA
  • Meredith M. Lee, Stanford Univ., USA
  • Giovanni Volpe,  Inst. de Ciències Fotòniques, Spain
  • Bingwei Xu, Michigan State Univ., USA
  • Riccardo Castagna, Univ. Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
  • Uday Chettiar, Purdue Univ., USA
  • Kevin Early, Univ. of Massachusetts, USA
  • Mark Herrera, Univ. of Missouri-Rolla, USA
  • Panomsak Meemon, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
  • Nicole Moore, Univ. of Rochester, USA
  • Ubaldo Neves, IFSC, Univ. de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Dmitry Pestov, Texas A&M Univ., USA
  • Mohammed Saleh, Boston Univ., USA
  • Natan Shaked, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Israel


  • Felicie Albert, École Polytechnique, France
  • Alexandra Baum, Univ. of Manchester, UK
  • John Adegoke, Norfolk State Univ., USA
  • Pascal Dupriez, Univ. of Southampton, UK
  • Mable Fok, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, China
  • Yan Li, Univ. of New Mexico, USA
  • Iva Maxwell, Harvard Univ., USA
  • Wilbur Reichman, Univ. of California, Davis, USA
  • Xingwei Wang, Virginia Tech Univ., USA
  • Xiushan Zhu, Univ. of New Mexico, USA
  • Or Peleg, Technion Univ., Israel
  • Weibin Chen, Univ. of Dayton, USA
  • Andrea Alù, Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Guoguang Rong, Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville, USA
  • Lirong Wang, Univ. of Arizona, USA
  • Luigino Criante, Univ. Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Mark Rothmayer, Xavier Univ., USA
  • Rijuparna Chakraborty, Univ. of Calcutta, India
  • Tyler Ralston, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Yannick Keith Lizé, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Xiaogang Chen, Columbia Univ., USA


  • Guy Bartal, Technion, Israel Inst. of Technology, Israel
  • Conner Evans, Harvard Univ., USA
  • Yannick Keith Lize, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Avi Niv, Technion, Israel Inst. of Technology, Israel
  • Lazaro Padhila, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Nakeeran Ponnampalam, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
  • Tyler Ralston, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Amartya Sengupta, New Jersey Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Daxin Shi, Illinois Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Adam Zysk, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


  • David R. Lytle, II, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Marco Antonio Duenas Esterling, Univ. Natl. de Colombia, Colombia
  • Brendan Hanna, Australian Natl. Univ., Australia
  • Sonali Dasgupta, Indian Inst. of Technology at Delhi, India
  • Ben Brown, Univ. of Oxford, UK
  • Aziz Mahfoud Familia, Univ. of Dayton, USA
  • Lazaro A. Padilha, Jr., State Univ. of Campinas, Brazil
  • Cong Deng, Univ. of Dayton, USA
  • Chao Li, Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology, China
  • Yannick Keith Lize, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Mihaela Balu, School of Optics/CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
  • Milena D'Angelo, Univ. of Maryland at Baltimore County, USA
  • Nirmalya Ghosh, Biomedical Applications Section of Center for Advanced Technology, India
  • Denis G. Gusev, Moscow State Univ., Russia
  • Mitsuko Igarashi, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • Amiel Ishaaya, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Charu Kakkar, Indian Inst. of Technology at Delhi, India
  • Tzu-Ming Liu, Natl. Taiwan Univ., Taiwan
  • Ryan Roth, Columbia Univ., USA
  • Ilya Shadrivov, Australian Natl. Univ., Australia