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Grant to a USA, Canada or International Student to Present Research in the Optical Sciences

Jean Bennett Memorial Student Travel Grant


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Funding Source
The Optical Society Foundation
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/01/15 Save

Grant Description
Grant of $1,000 to USA, Canada or International undergraduate or graduate student to present outstanding research in the field of optical science at an upcoming professional conference. Please note that in order to qualify, applicants must have already had their paper or poster accepted by the conference.

The Frontiers in Optics (FiO) conference will be held on the following dates in The Fairmont San Jose, San Jose, CA USA:

-Technical Conference: 18-22 October 2015

-October 2015 Exposition: 20-21 October 2015

More information about FiO may be found here:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicant must be the presenter of a paper or poster accepted at FiO. Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student of an educational institution of collegiate grade who is devoting more than half-time to studies within the institution at the time the paper was written.

Pre-Application Information
Applicants must include with their application:

-Copy of the paper abstract submitted to FiO
-Letter of support from an advisor or professor
-Statement explaining the value of attending FiO

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Contact Information
Awards, Honors and Fellows
Tel: +1 202.416.1960

The Optical Society
2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA

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