Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship

The OSA Foundation and The Wellman Center for Photomedicine (WCP) at the Massachusetts General Hospital are pleased to announce the first call for applications for the Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship in Biomedical Optics for research aimed at advancing optical techniques toward understanding and solving important scientific and biomedical problems.

The Fellowship honors the extraordinary contributions Dr. Deutsch made to the field of Biomedical Optics. A pioneer in the development of lasers and laser applications, trailblazer, mentor, Dr. Deutsch was a role model to numerous physicists and engineers pursuing careers in biomedical optics.

This multidisciplinary Fellowship fosters interactions between researchers from diverse fields of science and medicine. The Fellow will perform the majority of their research at the Wellman Center. Applications from any field of biomedical optics are encouraged. For additional information regarding the Wellman Center please visit

Four Research Areas with various projects include (see application portal for project descriptions):
  1. Optical Coherence Tomography
  2. In Vivo Microscopy
  3. Micro-Optical and Point-of-Care Devices
  4. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Application Deadline: 4 June 2018
Fellow Notifications: 20 July 2018
Fellow Start Date: September-November 2018 USA National Institute Of Health Stipend Standards (approximate rage between $47,500-$58,600 USD)
Relocation Reimbursement: up to $2,000
Health Insurance: offered according to the current policies of Massachusetts General