Incubic Milton Chang Travel Grant CLEO


The health and safety of our members is always of primary importance, and especially so in our current environment. Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) this program is being repositioned as presentation fee waivers based on need for students and early-career participants. Email with short application will be sent to eligible CLEO speakers by 17 April. 

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  • Program Prize:

    $500 toward travel to CLEO

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Funded by an endowment from Milton and Rosalind Chang, this program provides 10 grants of up to $500 USD to enable students who present papers to travel to CLEO. Grants are usually awarded to the presenter and/or first author of the paper.

Application Dates:

The submitting author must opt-in to the competition during the regular paper submission process and follow all of the instructions provided on the submission site.
Paper Submission Deadline: 05 December 2019

Applicants Must:

  • Opt-in to the competition during the regular "call for papers" submission process.
  • Have an accepted paper to CLEO or FiO.
  • Demonstrate need for travel support.
  • Be a member of OSA.

The Application will Include:

  • Short Answer Questions
    • In 250 words or less, describe why you first became interested in optics/photonics/physics
    • In 250 words or less, how does optics play a role in your current research?
    • In 250 words or less, identify the impact receiving this grant would have on your career.
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Accepted Paper and Abstract
  • Two Reference Letters

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