LEOS Student Travel Grants
LEOS has established a Travel Grants program to encourage student participation in LEOS sponsored conferences and other activities. The program provides 16 grants annually of up to $2500 each to enable students who present papers to travel to the LEOS Annual Meeting, OFC (Optical Fiber Communication Conference), CLEO (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics), CLEO/Pacific Rim, CLEO/Europe, OECC (Optoelectronics and Communications Conference) and ECOC (European Conference on Optical Communication).
A recipient should be a full time degree-seeking student, sponsored by a LEOS member, who is the first author and presenter of the paper.
Applications are due approximately 2-3 months before the particular meeting. Applicants should include a sponsorship letter from the faculty advisor, a short statement (200 words or less), describing the significance of the work to be presented, and a travel budget indicating the availability of sufficient funds to supplement the LEOS award. Applicants should indicate their LEOS membership status. Preference will be given to LEOS student members. The recipients will each receive a minimum of $500 and up to $2500 towards travel and lodging expenses to the conference location and a complementary conference registration.
The LEOS Students Travel Grants committee will notify the recipients about six weeks prior to the conference date.