OSA Foundation Student Travel Grants

As part of their student grant program, the Optical Society together with its OSA Foundation are happy to announce Student Travel Grants to attend CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021.

The   grants   consist   of   travel   grants   given   to   PhD   Students   who   wish   to   attend CLEO/Europe-EQEC  2021 by taking in charge part of their travel expenses to the conference and whose scientific contribution in optics and photonics is of the highest quality. The goal of these grants is to help talented young scientists to contribute to CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021.
Note: In case travel is not permitted, these grants will be substituted by “OSA Foundation Best Student Presentation Grants”.


  • 10 grants, in amount of 500,- € each, are available.
  • All PhD Students wishing to attend the conference are invited to apply. Only thesis students can apply, doctoral positions are not accepted.
  • The monetary amounts will be given by bank transfer after the conference.

Selection criteria

  • The grants will be awarded to PhD Students having not yet defended their thesis at the dates of the conference. Recipients must have an accepted oral or poster contribution at the conference.
  • In case the application for the Travel Grant Student Award (TGSA) is also done, only one support may be given. 

Application procedure

  • Applications must be made between December 1, 2020 and January 29, 2021 by using the online system of the CLEO/Europe-EQEC conference submission system.
  • There, a special item will point to the OSA Foundation Student Travel Grant Student.
  • If you are interested in applying, just tick the corresponding box during the online submission,
  • Then below this item upload a double-page pdf document (.pdf format) detailing

Page 1:
(i) your name, surname, date of birth,
(ii) your complete affiliation,
(iii) the title and the 35-word abstract of your contribution,
(iv) starting date of the PhD studies and expected date of the PhD defense,
(v) your list of publications limited to the five most significant articles.

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(vi) a support letter of the supervisor.