Application Deadline: April 5, 2024

The IEEE Photonics Society is providing travel grant opportunities to encourage early career participation at the IEEE Summer Topicals Meeting Series (SUM 2024).

Students pursuing degrees in photonics and optics fields of interest and in early career, up to 15 years post their first degree, are encouraged to apply! Grantees chosen will receive $2,500 USD to help cover travel, lodging expenses, and registration.

Note: Submitting a paper to SUM 2024 is not required, but encouraged. There also isn't a limit to how many student chapter volunteers can apply from one chapter. However, each application requires individual responses. Recipients from developing nations or in additional financial need may receive a complimentary registration upon review.

An applicant should be:
  • A current student or early career, i.e. graduate, post-doc, young professional, etc., up to 15 years post their first degree.
  • An IEEE Photonics Society Member.
  • Sponsored by an advisor, professor, mentor or direct supervisor.
  • Volunteer experience or service in the photonics community is encouraged.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2024

The IEEE Photonics Society is committed to providing equal opportunity to all scientists and engineers, inclusive of ethnicity, race, nationality, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, gender, age, and/or personal identity. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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* 1. Applicant Information:

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* 2. IEEE Photonics Society Member #:

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* 4. Are you an IEEE Photonics Society volunteer?

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* 5. Describe capacity of IEEE Photonics Society volunteer experience, i.e. Chapter, Committee, Publications, STEM Outreach, Women in Photonics, etc. (200 words or less)

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* 6. Personal statement on importance of attending SUM 2024. Why is applicant motivated to attend?
(300 words or less)

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* 7. Have you submitted a paper to SUM 2024? (Note: Submitting a paper is not a requirement to apply for this grant,  but encouraged.)

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* 8. Title of submitted paper: 

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* 9. Advisor/Professor Contact Information:

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

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* 11. Optional: Upload CV/Resume/Supporting Documents

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* 12. List the IEEE SUM topics that would impact your research and/or professional development.
(200 words or less)

If you have any questions regarding the Travel Grant Program, please email Lisa Sandt, L.Sandt@ieee.org, for assistance. 

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