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2019 Nominations are closed.

The OSA Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Recognition serves to acknowledge the outstanding dedication and accomplishments of OSA members, companies or organizations that demonstrate efforts to foster greater appreciation, advancement and celebration of diversity and inclusivity. Each year, OSA recognizes an exceptional example from our community that highlights a unique program focused on improving equity, diversity and inclusion in optics and photonics. Awards may be given in two categories 1.) individual 2.) group/company/institution.

Selection Criteria:
Focus can include but is not limited to: gender equity, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, disabilities, ethnic minority groups, socio-economic background. Applicants should demonstrate a background in diversity and inclusion initiatives that focus on the impact the organization or individual made outside of their job description.

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