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



  • 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 EdwardsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Vala Fathipour, Northwestern University, United States
  • Guangcheng GuClemson University, USA
  • Xuan HeUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
  • Hojoong Jung, Yale University, USA
  • Xin LiUniversity of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Manuel Marques, University of Kent, United Kingdom
  • Giovanni Milione, CUNY City College, United States
  • Mohammad Ali MiriUniversity of Central Florida, USA
  • Jelena Notaros, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
  • Jungwook Paek, Iowa State University, United States
  • Bozhidar OreshkovMax Born Institute, Bulgaria
  • Antoine RungeUniversity of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Amy Shah, Vanderbilt University, United States
  • Caio Bruno Wetterich, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Robert WoodwardImperial College of London, United Kingdom
  • Jingda WuUniversity of Washington, USA
  • Xingyu ZhangUniversity of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Xiaorui Zheng, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


  • Boris AfinogenovLomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Anderson AmaralUniversidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Ajanta BarhIIT Delhi, India
  • Cristian CortesUniversity of Alberta, Canada
  • Itai EpsteinTel Aviv University, Israel
  • Kumel KagalwalaUniversity of Central Florida, USA
  • Ondrej KitzlerMacquarie University, Australia
  • Yufei MaRice University, USA
  • Francesco Monticone,The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Himansu PattanaikUniversity of Central Florida, USA
  • Ralph PetersonUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Hongxia QiPerking University, USA
  • Jun Suk RhoUniversity of California Berkeley, USA
  • Shibdas RoyUniversity of New South Wales, USA
  • Niccolo SomaschiUniversity of Southampton, UK
  • Sergey SvyakhovskiyLomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Polina VabishchevichLomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Yuzhe XiaoUniversity of Rochester, USA
  • Min-Seok YoonHanyang University, Republic of Korea
  • Nadezhda ZhdanovaLomonosov Moscow State University, Russia


  • Emerson Barbano, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Idelma TerraUniversity of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Regina AlvesUniversity of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Carmen Vela GarciaUniversity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Terence Tsz-Wai WongThe University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Suzie DufourLaval University, Canada
  • Kumel KagalwalaUniversity of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
  • Precious Cantu,University of Utah, USA
  • Laszlo GyongyosiBudapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Ye WangNorthwestern University, USA
  • Xiao SunUniversity of Toronto, Canada
  • Sergey StremoukhovM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Sharad Bhooplapur,University of Maryland, USA
  • Sebastian Wuestner,Imperial College London, UK
  • Francesco de RosDTU Fotonik, Denmark
  • Moshen RahmaniNational University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Wei YuUniversity of Maryland,USA
  • Ming DingUniversity of Southampton, UK
  • Jehan AkbarUniversity of Glasgow, Pakistan
  • Soroush Hossein YazdiUniversity of Maryland, USA


  • Rocío Borrego VarillasUniversidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • Gillian KyneNational University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
  • Juliana M.P. de AlmeidaUniversidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Francesco AietaUniversità Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Pavel PorizkaBrno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Jeremy MooreUniversity of Michigan, United States
  • Kevin VoraHarvard University, United States
  • Martin LaveryUniversity of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Anton BykovMoscow State University, Russia
  • Anirban MitraUniversity of Rochester, United States
  • Lina HeWashington University, United States
  • Devin Pugh-ThomasUniversity of Virginia, United States
  • Alessandro TunizUniversity of Sydney, Australia
  • Yuze (Alice) SunUniversity of Michigan, United States
  • Peng SunOhio State University, United States
  • Josue Davila-RodriguezUniversity of Central Florida, United States
  • Cobus JacobsStellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Gilad LermanHebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Pouya MaraghechiUniversity of Alberta, Canada
  • Bora UngEcole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada


  • Alvaro Casa BedoyaUniv. of Sydney, Australia
  • Martynas BeresnaUniv. of Southampton, UK
  • Martin BernierCOPL, Univ. Laval, Canada
  • Thomas BussTechnical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
  • Chieh-feng ChangCalifornia Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Josue DavilaUniv. of Central Florida, USA
  • Doug FrenchPurdue Univ., USA
  • Shima FardadUniv. of Central Florida, USA
  • Nathan HeilmannBrigham Young Univ., USA
  • Ori KatzWeizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Robert KeilFriedrich Schiller Univ. Jena, Germany
  • Pouya MaraghechiUniv. of Alberta, Canada
  • Thomas MatthewsDuke Univ., USA
  • Hayden McGuinnessUniv. of Oregon, USA
  • Joel RubinQueens College, the City Univ. of New York, USA
  • Jonathas de Paula SiqueiraUniv. de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Irina SobolevaMoscow State Univ., Russia
  • Christian SmithAarhus University in Denmark
  • Amy WatkinsUniv. College Cork, Ireland
  • Aram ZeytunyanYerevan State Univ., Armenia


  • Oscar AyalaUniv. of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Dean BrownUniv. of Rochester, USA
  • Jia ChenWalter Schottky Inst., Germany
  • Harold DehezINRS-EMT, Canada
  • Moti FridmanWeizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Vishal JagtapParis Electrical Engineering Lab, France
  • Nikolay MakarovMontana State Univ, USA
  • Euan McLeodPrinceton Univ., USA
  • Shalin MehtaNatl. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
  • Rachel NoekDuke Univ., USA
  • Vito RoppoPolytechnic Univ of Catalonia, Spain
  • Kristopher RowlandUniv. of Adelaide, Australia
  • Laura RussellTyndall Natl. Inst., Ireland
  • Kanwarpal SinghINRS-EMT, Canada
  • Hu “Tiger” TaoBoston Univ., USA
  • Wei WeiPeking Univ., China
  • Petter WestbergChalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
  • Xiaoxia WuUniv. of Southern California, USA
  • Michelle XuUniv. of Toronto, Canada
  • Marco ZanolaUniv. of Pavia, Italy


  • Adalberto Alejo-MolinaINAOE, Mexico
  • Nicole BrimhallBrigham Young Univ., USA
  • Yaron BrombergWeizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Rijuparna ChakrabortyUniv. of Calcutta, India
  • Daniel Corrêa,Univ de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Marcello FerreraINRS-EMT, Canada
  • Ivan GaranovichAustralian Natl. Univ., Australia
  • Qing GuUniv. of British Columbia, Canada
  • David HaefnerUniv. of Central Florida, USA
  • Alireza HassaniÉcole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Robert KesterRice Univ., USA
  • Yoav LahiniWeizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Henry LiuPrinceton Univ., USA
  • Yulia MazhirinaSaratov State Univ., Russia
  • Sara Núñez-SánchezInst. de Óptica, Spain
  • Jiahui PengTexas A&M Univ., USA
  • Keith SerrelsHeriot Watt Univ., UK
  • Kyung Soo ChoiCalifornia Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Robert WilsonUniv. of Michigan, USA


  • Amit AgrawalUniv. of Utah, USA
  • Victoria AstleyRice Univ., USA
  • Shaghik AtakaramiansUniv. of Adelaide, Australia
  • Dane AustinUniv. of Oxford , UK
  • Majid BadieiGeorgia Tech Univ., USA
  • Corey BaronUniv. of Alberta, Canada
  • I-wei Andy HsiehColumbia Univ., USA
  • Meredith M. LeeStanford Univ., USA
  • Giovanni Volpe,  Inst. de Ciències Fotòniques, Spain
  • Bingwei XuMichigan State Univ., USA
  • Riccardo CastagnaUniv. Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
  • Uday ChettiarPurdue Univ., USA
  • Kevin EarlyUniv. of Massachusetts, USA
  • Mark HerreraUniv. of Missouri-Rolla, USA
  • Panomsak MeemonUniv. of Central Florida, USA
  • Nicole MooreUniv. of Rochester, USA
  • Ubaldo NevesIFSC, Univ. de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Dmitry PestovTexas A&M Univ., USA
  • Mohammed SalehBoston Univ., USA
  • Natan ShakedBen-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Israel


  • Felicie AlbertÉcole Polytechnique, France
  • Alexandra BaumUniv. of Manchester, UK
  • John AdegokeNorfolk State Univ., USA
  • Pascal DupriezUniv. of Southampton, UK
  • Mable FokChinese Univ. of Hong Kong, China
  • Yan LiUniv. of New Mexico, USA
  • Iva MaxwellHarvard Univ., USA
  • Wilbur ReichmanUniv. of California, Davis, USA
  • Xingwei WangVirginia Tech Univ., USA
  • Xiushan ZhuUniv. of New Mexico, USA
  • Or PelegTechnion Univ., Israel
  • Weibin ChenUniv. of Dayton, USA
  • Andrea AlùUniv. of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Guoguang RongVanderbilt Univ. Nashville, USA
  • Lirong WangUniv. of Arizona, USA
  • Luigino CrianteUniv. Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Mark RothmayerXavier Univ., USA
  • Rijuparna ChakrabortyUniv. of Calcutta, India
  • Tyler RalstonUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Yannick Keith LizéÉcole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Xiaogang ChenColumbia Univ., USA


  • Guy Bartal, Technion, Israel Inst. of Technology, Israel
  • Conner EvansHarvard Univ., USA
  • Yannick Keith LizeÉcole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Avi Niv, TechnionIsrael Inst. of Technology, Israel
  • Lazaro PadhilaUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Nakeeran PonnampalamUniv. of Alberta, Canada
  • Tyler RalstonUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Amartya SenguptaNew Jersey Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Daxin ShiIllinois Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Adam ZyskUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


  • David R. Lytle, II, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Marco Antonio Duenas EsterlingUniv. Natl. de Colombia, Colombia
  • Brendan HannaAustralian Natl. Univ., Australia
  • Sonali DasguptaIndian Inst. of Technology at Delhi, India
  • Ben BrownUniv. of Oxford, UK
  • Aziz Mahfoud FamiliaUniv. of Dayton, USA
  • Lazaro A. Padilha, Jr.State Univ. of Campinas, Brazil
  • Cong DengUniv. of Dayton, USA
  • Chao LiHong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology, China
  • Yannick Keith LizeÉcole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Mihaela BaluSchool of Optics/CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
  • Milena D'AngeloUniv. of Maryland at Baltimore County, USA
  • Nirmalya GhoshBiomedical Applications Section of Center for Advanced Technology, India
  • Denis G. GusevMoscow State Univ., Russia
  • Mitsuko IgarashiUniv. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • Amiel IshaayaWeizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Charu KakkarIndian Inst. of Technology at Delhi, India
  • Tzu-Ming LiuNatl. Taiwan Univ., Taiwan
  • Ryan RothColumbia Univ., USA
  • Ilya ShadrivovAustralian Natl. Univ., Australia