Awards and Grants

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The Optical Society recognizes distinguished achievement in the field of optics and photonics and supports the community through grants, educational initiatives and technical programs.

OSA Awards & Medals and Fellow and Honorary Member distinctions acknowledge and celebrate the field's technical, research, education, business, leadership and service accomplishments. OSA and OSA Foundation grant and fellowship programs provide travel grants, career and professional development resources, education outreach tools, and much more.