Community Support

We are an educational, not-for-profit organization that contributes a significant percentage of revenue, every month, every year, without a separate fundraising campaign or administrative foundation. It's what we do.


In 2021 we awarded $298,000 in education scholarships

Endowments and Fellowships

We partner with academia and industry to expand educational opportunities in optics and photonics

Conference Travel Support

Attending conferences is the best way to expand your network and grow your career

Family Care Grants

SPIE Members can supplement caregiving costs to attend an annual meeting

Advocacy and Policy

Making sure your voice is represented in public policy issues affecting the science and technology community

Optics and Photonics Technicians

We are actively working to help address the technician shortage

SPIE has contributed more than $22 million in community support over the past five years

SPIE is a community focused Society operating globally. Integral to our mission to partner with researchers, educators, and industry to advance light-based research and technologies is a commitment to support, nurture, and develop the next and future generations, ensuring a sustained and healthy optics and photonics community.