IEEE Summer Topicals - Application Deadline: April 30, 2019

The IEEE Women in Photonics initiative has established a travel grants program to encourage early career participation from women members at the IEEE Summer Topicals Conference (SUM 2019). The grant funds within this program are intended to be used for travel, lodging expenses and registration. Conference will take place in Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA. 

An applicant should be:
  • An woman student or in early career, i.e. undergrad, graduate, post-doc, etc., and/or volunteer for the IEEE Women in Photonics program. Men and gender minorities may also apply if they are active volunteers supporting the IEEE Women in Photonics initiative. 
  • An IEEE Photonics Society Member.
  • Sponsored by an advisor, professor, mentor or direct supervisor.
The IEEE Photonics Society will notify recipients via email more than 4 weeks prior to the conference with the grant results. Submitting a paper to SUM 2019 is not required and there isn't a limit to how many student chapter volunteers can apply from one chapter. However, each application requires individual responses. 

Please complete the below intake form by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

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* 1. Applicant Information

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* 2. IEEE Photonics Society Member #:

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* 4. Did applicant submit a technical paper or presentation to SUM 2019? (Note: This is not required.)

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* 5. If applicant answered YES to #4, what is the name of the technical paper?

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* 6. Have you volunteered for the Women in Photonics initiative? If so, describe the volunteer-work you have participated in and/or led. (200 words or less)

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* 7. Personal statement on importance of attending SUM 2019. Why is applicant motivated to attend?
(300 words or less)

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* 8. Advisor/Professor/Supervisor Contact Information

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* 9. Short statement of support from advisor, professor or supervisor.
(200 words or less)

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* 10. Short statement from applicant describing photonics research interests and/or accomplishments in the field to date.
(400 words or less)

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* 11. List SUM 2019 Topics that would impact research and/or professional development. (200 words or less)

If you have any questions regarding the IEEE Women in Photonics Travel Grant Program, please email Lauren Mecum, Community Outreach & Development Manager, at L.Mecum@ieee.org for more information.

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