Jean Bennett Memorial Student Travel Grant
This program was established in 2008, in memory of Jean M. Bennett, a highly decorated research physicist who was recognized for her contributions to the studies of optical surfaces and served as OSA’s first female president.
One grant of $1,000 USD will be awarded to a student presenting their work at Frontiers in Optics in recognition of their research excellence.
This competition is made possible through the generous support of Nanoptek Corporation, the Pennsylvania State University Department of Physics and individual contributors, including: James C. Wyant, Alexander A. Sawchuk, G. Michael and Ruth Morris, Aden B. Meinel, Julio R. Blanco, Yoshiharu Namba, Leo Hollberg, Siu Au Lee and Dr. Kathleen Richardson.
Criteria for Eligibility
Applicant must be the presenter of a paper or poster accepted at FiO
Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student of an educational institution of collegiate grade who is devoting more than half-time to studies within the institution at the time the paper was written.
Copy of the paper abstract submitted to FiO
Letter of support from an advisor or professor
Statement explaining the value of attending FiO
Budapest University of Technology
University of Glasgow
Micha Nixon (right)
Weizmann Institute of Science
University of Texas at Austin