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.
Stay informed on our activities, beneficiaries and donors in 2020.
The Ambassdor program, funded by the foundation, 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.
Applications are open now through 30 July for the Milton & Rosalind Chang Pivoting Fellowship. You could take your scientific knowledge and apply it to solving real-world challenges.
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.