Grants

Attending conferences is a crucial part of the OSA experience and an excellent way for students to network, expand their understanding of the field, and explore new opportunities.

Every year, The OSA Foundation provides a variety of travel grants to enable students to attend conferences such as CLEO and Frontiers in Optics (FiO). These grants are typically awarded to students with accepted papers or posters, and interest can be indicated at the time of paper submission. The Optical Society also provides a number of “Nanny, Manny, Granny” grants aimed at easing the financial strain of family care while a parent attends a conference, congress, or topical meeting.

Available Grants:

Previous Recipients:

Corning Women in Optical Communications Travel Grants

  • Chaoran Huang, USA, Princeton University (2019) 
  • Maria Cecília Araújo, Brazil, Mackenzie Presbyterian University (2019) 
  • Niamh Kavanagh, Ireland, Tyndall National Institute (2019) 
  • Xinru Wu, Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2019) 
  • Christiane Ebongue, USA, Delaware State University (2019) 
  • Marija Trajkovic, Netherlands, Eindhoven University of Technology (2019) 
  • Rani Sweta, India, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2019) 
  • Honghui Zhang, Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2019) 
  • Maria Angela Faustino, Philippines, University of the Philippines-Diliman (2019) 
  • Alba Vela, Spain, Universitat Politècnca de Catalunya (2019) 

James P. Gordon Memorial Speakership Program

  • Mark Kasevich, Stanford University, US (2019) 
  • Mikhail Lukin, Harvard Univ., USA (2018)
  • Paul Kwiat, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (2017) 
  •  H. Jeff Kimble, California Inst of Technology, USA (2016) 
  •  Jean-Michel Raimond, Universite Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, France  (2015) 

Jean Bennett Memorial Travel Grant

  • Peter Schnauber, TU Berlin, Germany (2019)
  • Muhammed Veli, University of California Los Angeles, USA (2018) 
  • Aonan Zhang, Nanjing University, China (2017) 
  • Roxana Rezvani Naraghi, University of Central Florida, USA (2016)  
  • Zi Jing Wong, University of Callifornia, Berkeley, USA (2015) 
  • Christopher Edwards, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA  (2014) 
  • Laszlo Gyongyosi, Budapest University of Technology, Hungary  (2013) 
  • Emma Wisniewski-Barker, University of Glasgow, UK  (2012) 
  • Micha Nixon, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel  (2011) 
  • Tongcang Li,University of Texas at Austin, USA  (2010) 

Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Student Travel Grant

  • Philippe Guay, Université Laval, Canada (2019)
  • Shun Fujii, Keio University, Japan (2019)
  • Xinyang Su, Beijing Jiaotong University, China (2019)
  • Ayan Chattopadhyay, Princeton University, USA  (2018) 
  • Abhijit Roy, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India  (2018) 
  • Ashutosh Singhal and Nisha Nisha, Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering, India  (2018) 
  • Rebecca Berman, University of Rochester, USA  (2017) 
  • Niamh Fitzgerald, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland (2017)
  • Yang Zhao, University of Rochester, USA (2017)
  • Jin-hui Chen, Nanjing University, China  (2016)
  • Ahmed H. Dorrah, University of Toronto, Canada  (2016) 
  • Denise Valente dos Santos, University College Dublin, Ireland  (2016) 
  • Haoran Ren, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia  (2015)
  • Nithyanandan K., Pondicherry University, India (2015)
  • Peng Wang, University of Utah, US (2015)
  • Tamer Elazhary, University of Arizona, US (2014)
  • Aaron Bauer, University of Rochester, US (2014)
  • Stacey Sueoka, University of Arizona, US (2014)
  • Julie Kho, University of Auckland, New Zealand  (2013)
  • Doron Bar-Lev, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (2013)
  • Stephen J. Olivas, University of California, San Diego, US (2013)
  • Benjamin Alonso, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (2012)
  • Matthew Barnum (right), University of Arizona, US (2012)
  • Anthony Visconti (left), University of Rochester, US (2012)
  • Sergio Carbajo (left), Colorado State University, US (2011)
  • Ying Geng (right) University of Rochester, US (2011)
  • Akondi Vyas (right), Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India (2011)
  • Amber Beckley (right), University of Rochester, US (2010)
  • Joshua Kim (right), University of Arizona, US (2010)
  • Garam Yun (right), University of Arizona, US (2010)

Incubic Milton Travel Grants

2019

  • Scott Will, University of Rochester, United States
  • Tristan A. Wilkinson, West Virginia University, United States
  • Yun Zhao, Columbia University, United States
  • Justin Randall Rippy, University of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, United States
  • An Pan, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Jiamin Li, Tianjin University, China
  • Adedayo Muideen Sanni, Wayne State University, United States
  • Nils T Otterstrom, Yale University, United States
  • Swagato Sarkar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
  • Sanjaya Lohani, Tulane University, United States
  • Christian Traum, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Chunyang Ma, Jilin University, China
  • Clemens Herkommer, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH & Co. KG, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Jon Gorecki, University of Southhampton , UK
  • Heming Wang, California Institute of Technology, US
  • Phillip Merkl, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Midya Parto, University of Central Florida CREOL, US
  • Moshe-Isay Cohen, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Lukas Maczewsky, University of Rostock, Germany
  • Jason Leshin, University of Central Florida, US 

2018

  • Koen Alexander, Ghent University-imec, Belgium
  • Enrico Carnemolla, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Sadegh Faraji-Dana, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Attila Fülöp, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Xinwei Li, Rice University, USA
  • Clemens Liewald, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Germany
  • Matthew Mitchell, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Francesco Saltarelli, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Zimu Zhu, Cornell University, USA
  • Jelena Notaros, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Ankan Bag, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Avijit Chatterjee, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
  • Aysan Bahari, Texas A&M University, USA 
  • Hsuan-Hao Lu, Purdue University, USA  
  • Jingyang Peng, RMIT University, Australia
  • Liang Xu, Nanjing University, China
  • Luca La Volpe, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, France
  • Milica Notaros, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Poolad Imany, Purdue University, USA
  • Shahriar Aghaeimeibodi, University of Maryland, USA

2017

  • Leonardo Del Bino, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
  • Yijun Bo, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Joshua A. Burrow, University of Dayton, USA
  • Xu Feng, University of Texas at Austin, United States
  • Shun Fujii, Keio University, Japan
  • Denis Ganin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Nicolas Bourbeau Hebert, Université Laval, Canada
  • M.V Jabir, Physical Research Laboratory, India
  • Chaitali Joshi, Cornell University, Columbia University, United States
  • Gun-Yeal Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Elhanan Maguid, Technion, Israel
  • Andri Mahendra, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Christopher Pugh, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Qitian Ru, CREOL, University of Central Florida, United States
  • Ezgi Sahin, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • Maria Solyanik, The George Washington University, USA
  • Nathália B. Tomazio, University of Sao Paulo/Sao Carlos Institute of Physics, Brazil
  • Jinghui Yang, University of California, Los Angeles, United States 
  • Yunyi Yang, Centre for Micro-Photonics/Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Han Zhang, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

2016

  • Mahbub Alam, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Surekha Barkur, Manipal University, India  
  • Elad Eizner, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Xiaobo Han, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China  
  • Krzysztof Kaczmarek, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Aditya  Kakkar, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Tong Lin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Sara Magdi Al Menabawy, American University in Cairo, Egypt  
  • Emerson Gonçalves de Melo, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil  
  • Roxana Rezvani Naraghi, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Michael Nielsen, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Christian Reimer, INRS-EMT, Canada  
  • Gabriel Castillo Santiago, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico  
  • Chao Shen, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • Patrick A. Stockton, Colorado State University, USA  
  • Peng Wang, University of Utah, USA
  • Yi Weng, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
  • Marcelo Wu, University of Calgary, NRC - National Institute for Nanotechnology, Canada
  • Hengyun Zhou, Harvard University, USA

2015

  • Aadhi A., Physical Research Laboratory, India
  • Milad I. Akhlaghi, University of Central Florida, United States 
  • Matthew Applegate, Tufts University, United States
  • Omar Calderon-Losada, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Bingying Chen, Peking University, China
  • Rokas Drevinskas, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Itai Epstein, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Alem Gebru, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Moshe G. Harats, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Jianguo Huang, Xian Jiaotong University , China
  • Amir Khodabakhsh, Umeå University, Sweden 
  • H. Esat Kondakci, University of Central Florida, United States
  • Vincent Michaud-Belleau, Universite Laval, Canada
  • Vishwatosh Mishra, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Gregory Moille, Thales Research & Technology, France
  • Patrik Rath, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Litty V. Thekkekara, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Logan Wright, Cornell University, United States
  • Haomin Yao, University of Rochester, United States

2014

  • Anderson Amaral, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Li Chen, Ohio State University, United States
  • Chris Edwards, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Vala Fathipour, Northwestern University, United States
  • Guangcheng Gu, Clemson University, USA
  • Xuan He, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
  • Hojoong Jung, Yale University, USA
  • Xin Li, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Manuel Marques, University of Kent, United Kingdom
  • Giovanni Milione, CUNY City College, United States
  • Mohammad Ali Miri, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Jelena Notaros, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
  • Jungwook Paek, Iowa State University, United States
  • Bozhidar Oreshkov, Max Born Institute, Bulgaria
  • Antoine Runge, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Amy Shah, Vanderbilt University, United States
  • Caio Bruno Wetterich, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Robert Woodward, Imperial College of London, United Kingdom
  • Jingda Wu, University of Washington, USA
  • Xingyu Zhang, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Xiaorui Zheng, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

2013

  • Boris Afinogenov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Anderson Amaral, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Ajanta Barh, IIT Delhi, India
  • Cristian Cortes, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Itai Epstein, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Kumel Kagalwala, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Ondrej Kitzler, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Yufei Ma, Rice University, USA
  • Francesco Monticone,The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Himansu Pattanaik, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Ralph Peterson, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Hongxia Qi, Perking University, USA
  • Jun Suk Rho, University of California Berkeley, USA
  • Shibdas Roy, University of New South Wales, USA
  • Niccolo Somaschi, University of Southampton, UK
  • Sergey Svyakhovskiy, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Polina Vabishchevich, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Yuzhe Xiao, University of Rochester, USA
  • Min-Seok Yoon, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea
  • Nadezhda Zhdanova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

2012

  • Emerson Barbano, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Idelma Terra, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Regina Alves, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Carmen Vela Garcia, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Terence Tsz-Wai Wong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Suzie Dufour, Laval University, Canada
  • Kumel Kagalwala, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
  • Precious Cantu,University of Utah, USA
  • Laszlo Gyongyosi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Ye Wang, Northwestern University, USA
  • Xiao Sun, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Sergey Stremoukhov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Sharad Bhooplapur,University of Maryland, USA
  • Sebastian Wuestner,Imperial College London, UK
  • Francesco de Ros, DTU Fotonik, Denmark
  • Moshen Rahmani, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Wei Yu, University of Maryland,USA
  • Ming Ding, University of Southampton, UK
  • Jehan Akbar, University of Glasgow, Pakistan
  • Soroush Hossein Yazdi, University of Maryland, USA

2011

  • Rocío Borrego Varillas, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • Gillian Kyne, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
  • Juliana M.P. de Almeida, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Francesco Aieta, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Pavel Porizka, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Jeremy Moore, University of Michigan, United States
  • Kevin Vora, Harvard University, United States
  • Martin Lavery, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Anton Bykov, Moscow State University, Russia
  • Anirban Mitra, University of Rochester, United States
  • Lina He, Washington University, United States
  • Devin Pugh-Thomas, University of Virginia, United States
  • Alessandro Tuniz, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Yuze (Alice) Sun, University of Michigan, United States
  • Peng Sun, Ohio State University, United States
  • Josue Davila-Rodriguez, University of Central Florida, United States
  • Cobus Jacobs, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Gilad Lerman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Pouya Maraghechi, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Bora Ung, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada

2010

  • Alvaro Casa Bedoya, Univ. of Sydney, Australia
  • Martynas Beresna, Univ. of Southampton, UK
  • Martin Bernier, COPL, Univ. Laval, Canada
  • Thomas Buss, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
  • Chieh-feng Chang, California Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Josue Davila, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
  • Doug French, Purdue Univ., USA
  • Shima Fardad, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
  • Nathan Heilmann, Brigham Young Univ., USA
  • Ori Katz, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Robert Keil, Friedrich Schiller Univ. Jena, Germany
  • Pouya Maraghechi, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
  • Thomas Matthews, Duke Univ., USA
  • Hayden McGuinness, Univ. of Oregon, USA
  • Joel Rubin, Queens College, the City Univ. of New York, USA
  • Jonathas de Paula Siqueira, Univ. de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Irina Soboleva, Moscow State Univ., Russia
  • Christian Smith, Aarhus University in Denmark
  • Amy Watkins, Univ. College Cork, Ireland
  • Aram Zeytunyan, Yerevan State Univ., Armenia

2009

  • Oscar Ayala, Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Dean Brown, Univ. of Rochester, USA
  • Jia Chen, Walter Schottky Inst., Germany
  • Harold Dehez, INRS-EMT, Canada
  • Moti Fridman, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Vishal Jagtap, Paris Electrical Engineering Lab, France
  • Nikolay Makarov, Montana State Univ, USA
  • Euan McLeod, Princeton Univ., USA
  • Shalin Mehta, Natl. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
  • Rachel Noek, Duke Univ., USA
  • Vito Roppo, Polytechnic Univ of Catalonia, Spain
  • Kristopher Rowland, Univ. of Adelaide, Australia
  • Laura Russell, Tyndall Natl. Inst., Ireland
  • Kanwarpal Singh, INRS-EMT, Canada
  • Hu “Tiger” Tao, Boston Univ., USA
  • Wei Wei, Peking Univ., China
  • Petter Westberg, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
  • Xiaoxia Wu, Univ. of Southern California, USA
  • Michelle Xu, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
  • Marco Zanola, Univ. of Pavia, Italy
  • Maria Antonietta Vinceti, DII - University of Brescia, Italy

2008

  • Adalberto Alejo-Molina, INAOE, Mexico
  • Nicole Brimhall, Brigham Young Univ., USA
  • Yaron Bromberg, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Rijuparna Chakraborty, Univ. of Calcutta, India
  • Daniel Corrêa,Univ de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Marcello Ferrera, INRS-EMT, Canada
  • Ivan Garanovich, Australian Natl. Univ., Australia
  • Qing Gu, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
  • David Haefner, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
  • Alireza Hassani, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Robert Kester, Rice Univ., USA
  • Yoav Lahini, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Henry Liu, Princeton Univ., USA
  • Yulia Mazhirina, Saratov State Univ., Russia
  • Sara Núñez-Sánchez, Inst. de Óptica, Spain
  • Jiahui Peng, Texas A&M Univ., USA
  • Keith Serrels, Heriot Watt Univ., UK
  • Kyung Soo Choi, California Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Robert Wilson, Univ. of Michigan, USA
  • Jackson J. Bianca, Univ. of Michigan, USA
  • Jonathan Blakely, USA
  • Pamela Bowlan, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • Paul Hoy, University of Southampton, UK

2007

  • Amit Agrawal, Univ. of Utah, USA
  • Victoria Astley, Rice Univ., USA
  • Shaghik Atakaramians, Univ. of Adelaide, Australia
  • Dane Austin, Univ. of Oxford , UK
  • Majid Badiei, Georgia Tech Univ., USA
  • Corey Baron, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
  • I-wei Andy Hsieh, Columbia Univ., USA
  • Meredith M. Lee, Stanford Univ., USA
  • Giovanni Volpe,  Inst. de Ciències Fotòniques, Spain
  • Bingwei Xu, Michigan State Univ., USA
  • Riccardo Castagna, Univ. Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
  • Uday Chettiar, Purdue Univ., USA
  • Kevin Early, Univ. of Massachusetts, USA
  • Mark Herrera, Univ. of Missouri-Rolla, USA
  • Panomsak Meemon, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
  • Nicole Moore, Univ. of Rochester, USA
  • Ubaldo Neves, IFSC, Univ. de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Dmitry Pestov, Texas A&M Univ., USA
  • Mohammed Saleh, Boston Univ., USA
  • Natan Shaked, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Israel
  • Giorgio Volpe, University College London, UK

2006

  • Felicie Albert, École Polytechnique, France
  • Alexandra Baum, Univ. of Manchester, UK
  • John Adegoke, Norfolk State Univ., USA
  • Pascal Dupriez, Univ. of Southampton, UK
  • Mable Fok, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, China
  • Yan Li, Univ. of New Mexico, USA
  • Iva Maxwell, Harvard Univ., USA
  • Wilbur Reichman, Univ. of California, Davis, USA
  • Xingwei Wang, Virginia Tech Univ., USA
  • Xiushan Zhu, Univ. of New Mexico, USA
  • Or Peleg, Technion Univ., Israel
  • Weibin Chen, Univ. of Dayton, USA
  • Andrea Alù, Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Guoguang Rong, Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville, USA
  • Lirong Wang, Univ. of Arizona, USA
  • Luigino Criante, Univ. Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Mark Rothmayer, Xavier Univ., USA
  • Rijuparna Chakraborty, Univ. of Calcutta, India
  • Tyler Ralston, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Yannick Keith Lizé, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Xiaogang Chen, Columbia Univ., USA

2005

  • Guy Bartal, Technion, Israel Inst. of Technology, Israel
  • Conner Evans, Harvard Univ., USA
  • Yannick Keith Lize, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Avi Niv, Technion, Israel Inst. of Technology, Israel
  • Lazaro Padhila, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Nakeeran Ponnampalam, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
  • Tyler Ralston, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Amartya Sengupta, New Jersey Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Daxin Shi, Illinois Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Adam Zysk, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

2004

  • David R. Lytle, II, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Marco Antonio Duenas Esterling, Univ. Natl. de Colombia, Colombia
  • Brendan Hanna, Australian Natl. Univ., Australia
  • Sonali Dasgupta, Indian Inst. of Technology at Delhi, India
  • Ben Brown, Univ. of Oxford, UK
  • Aziz Mahfoud Familia, Univ. of Dayton, USA
  • Lazaro A. Padilha, Jr., State Univ. of Campinas, Brazil
  • Cong Deng, Univ. of Dayton, USA
  • Chao Li, Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology, China
  • Yannick Keith Lize, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Mihaela Balu, School of Optics/CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
  • Milena D'Angelo, Univ. of Maryland at Baltimore County, USA
  • Nirmalya Ghosh, Biomedical Applications Section of Center for Advanced Technology, India
  • Denis G. Gusev, Moscow State Univ., Russia
  • Mitsuko Igarashi, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • Amiel Ishaaya, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
  • Charu Kakkar, Indian Inst. of Technology at Delhi, India
  • Tzu-Ming Liu, Natl. Taiwan Univ., Taiwan
  • Ryan Roth, Columbia Univ., USA
  • Ilya Shadrivov, Australian Natl. Univ., Australia