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Our goal is to inspire, support and mentor the students and early career professionals who will be the future innovators and leaders in optics and photonics.

We support over 30 scholarships, grants, prizes, professional development trainings, and schools benefiting students and early-career professionals annually. All donations directly support programs and are not assessed for labor or overhead fees. OSA doubles the impact of every donation with a matching contribution to the annual fund.


  • 2020 Annual report

    Our 2020 Annual Report

    Stay informed on the OSA Foundation's activities, beneficiaries and donor in 2020.

  • 2021 Ambassadors

    Meet the 2021 Class of OSA Ambassadors.

    The OSA Ambassdor program, funded by OSAF, connects emerging leaders in the organization with students and early career professionals as mentors and advisors. Although this year's class is only available to connect virtually, you can still meet them and learn from their insights.


  • The Siegman Internation School: All Stars Virtual Event

    The Siegman Internation School: All Stars Virtual Event

    Applications are open now until 31 May, 2021 to participate in the Siegman International School All Stars program from 19 -23 July 2021. During this week-long virtual event, participants experience in-depth learning on lasers and their applications while connecting with peers and making direct connections with world-class speakers.

  • COVID-19 Relief Programs

    Oxygen Saturation Meters for India

    The foundation is proud to partner with IndiaCovidSOS to distribute optics-enabled technology such as pulse oximeters in India. Learn more about this program and other ways the foundation is supporting communities worldwide.

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