The OSA Foundation provides training, mentoring, recognition, scholarships and travel support programs as directed by our donors.

We are supporting over 30 scholarships, grants, prizes, professional development trainings, and summer schools benefitting students and early-career professionals this year. Additionally, we will be expanding our professional development programming and launching several new initiatives in support of our donors' goals to inspire, support and mentor the next generation of innovators and leaders in optics and photonics. There is a lot more we can all do to support future generations, and the OSA Foundation is here to help our community do just that.

Vision:  A thriving, robust, and collaborative optics and photonics community that inspires and empowers the next generation of leaders in the field.

Mission:  Inspire promising individuals to pursue careers in optics and photonics that lead to ongoing support and an enduring passion for the community.