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Women in Optics Funding

Women in Optics Activity Grant

SPIE Women in Optics Activity Grant

SPIE believes that local initiatives to raise awareness about gender equity in optics and efforts to empower women in the field have the potential to impact many lives. 

The  SPIE Women in Optics Activity Grant is intended to do just that. The grant is open to chapters, affinity groups, and individuals around the world who seek to increase opportunities for women in optic and photonics through networking, community building, outreach, and professional development. 

This is a competitive grant of up to $500. 

The 2019 application cycle is now closed.

Stay tuned for information about our 2020 grant cycle.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must have a current SPIE Membership through 1 March 2020.
  • Activity must have a clear objective, audience, timeframe, and budget.

Conditions of Grant:

  • Funding is to be used during 2020 on specified activity.
  • A report of the activity will be due within 30 days of the date of the activity. 
  • Abuse of the grant will result in future ineligibility.

For questions regarding Women in Optics Funding opportunities, please contact Meg All at mega@spie.org