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Family and Friends

Family and Friends Programming

OSA is committed to making participation in the Society rewarding and enjoyable for everyone in the community - including spouses/partners and family members. We encourage you to view the opportunities below.

Family and Friends Tour

The Optical Society (OSA) has planned family and friends tours at our Leadership meeting as well as at Frontiers in Optics (FiO). Attendee spouses/partners and family members of a member attending these meetings can join a local tour. Please be sure to RSVP to hold your spot as space is limited. 

Family Support - Nanny, Manny, Granny Grant

Grants of up to four hundred dollars (US$ 400) per family, per calendar year, are available to assist members who need financial assistance in order to attend  OSA-sponsored meetings or conferences.  

Grants may only be used for a single OSA-sponsored meeting or conference.

Grant recipients are solely responsible for their choice of care provider. OSA does not endorse any care providers and receipts are required to process the grant after the meeting in which the grant was approved.

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We are always interested in your feedback and ideas; please contact for any suggestions or questions on outreach/programming efforts.