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Chapter Management

SPIE Student Chapters prepare students for a successful career in optics and photonics. 

Special Announcement:

In an ongoing effort to provide better communication tools and leadership training for chapter officers, we released the 2019 - 2020 Student Chapter Leadership Handbook, complete with new, improved chapter management strategies and tools.

Download a copy today. 

Download the Handbook  ›


SPIE Optics + Photonics Career Summit Officer Travel Grants and Volunteer Travel Grants:

The 2020 SPIE Optics + Photonics Career Summit Travel Grants are now open! The Officer Travel Grant application is here and the Volunteer Travel Grant application is here.

The deadline for these applications has been extended to 20 March 2020. Notifications of status will be sent out by 17 April 2020.


Annual Report and Activity Grant:

The 2019 Annual Report Template may be found here.

Each chapter must submit an annual report through this SMapply program by 1 December in order to maintain good standing and be eligible for benefits. Chapters may also use this opportunity to request funding for future activities.

We are opening a Late Submission Cycle for chapters that missed the 1 December 2019 deadline, so that they may submit their past-due annual reports and make chapter funding requests for activities held between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021. The maximum funding amount for the Late Submission Cycle is $500, regardless of chapter size. 

Late Submission: 2019 Annual Report and 2020 Activity Grant Request Application

Deadline for the late submission cycle is 27 March 2020. 

Notifcations of status will be sent by 1 May 2020.