2018 SPIE Photonics West Student Chapter Officer Travel Grant Application

Deadline: November 03 2017 at 05:00 PM PDT


Chapter Officers are encouraged to apply for an Officer Travel Grant in order to attend either SPIE Photonics West (San Francisco), SPIE Photonics Europe (Strasbourg, France), or SPIE Optics + Photonics (San Diego) where they can join chapter leaders from around the world at a Student Chapter Leadership Workshop.

Each Chapter in good standing may apply for one Officer Travel Grant per calendar year. Only one Officer Travel Grant will be awarded per chapter, per calendar year and only one student from the chapter should apply. Please decide, as a chapter, which conference and Leadership Workshop you would like to send a chapter representative. Multiple Officer Travel Grants cannot be awarded.

Grant amounts depend on the countries of origin and destination. A complete funding chart can be found online (http://spie.org/x1744.xml#Officer_Travel_Grant). If more funding is needed, applicants are encouraged to seek additional sources to support their travel. Photonics West grant winners will receive an extra $350 to use towards lodging expenses.

Note: This application is for SPIE Photonics West. Please see the Chapter Management page http://spie.org/x1744.xml#Officer_Travel_Grant for details on application availability for other conferences. If you have questions please contact students@spie.org.


1. The Student Chapter must be in good standing. In order for a Chapter to be in good standing it must have a minimum of ten (10) current SPIE members and have submitted a report on chapter activities by your official annual report due date. To double check your due date please visit your SPIE chapter website. Your due date will be listed under Latest Reports.

2. One student per chapter should be nominated as the Travel Grant applicant and only one student per chapter should apply for the grant. Ideally, this is a decision undertaken by the entire chapter as to who will serve the chapter best by attending the conference.

3. Previous Chapter Officer Travel Grant awardees are not eligible. This award is designed to encourage new officers to contribute to the chapter.

SPIE Photonics West travel grant winners must arrange travel plans to attend the Student Chapter Leadership Workshop on Friday, 26 January at 9 am and Sunday, 28 January at 6:00 pm. Failure to attend these workshops may jeopardize grant reimbursement.