2020 Education Outreach Grant
As part of its education outreach mission, SPIE provides support for optics and photonics related education outreach activities. The award process is competitive; some proposals may receive partial funding.
The key criterion in evaluation and ranking applications is the potential to increase optics and photonics awareness among students or the larger community.
Applications are judged on:
- potential to impact chosen audience
- potential to raise awareness and interest in optics and photonics
- clarity and structure of the project
- clear timeline and budget
Qualifying not-for-profit organizations such as universities, optics centers, science centers, primary and secondary schools, youth clubs, industry associations, and international optical societies are eligible for outreach activity support; STEM activities should have an optics or photonics component.
If your organization has received an Education Outreach Grant twice in a period of 5 years, it can only apply for further support through a Sustaining Grant, which will be for a maximum amount of $2,000. There is no limit to the number of times an organization can apply for a Sustaining Grant, but it will be in competition with all other proposals each time it applies. Requests for the Sustaining Grant should use the same application form as the Education Outreach Grant.
All materials must be completed and submitted by 5:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time) on 28 February 2020.
To apply, please login using your SPIE credentials. If you do not have an SPIE account please register to create an account, or if you have forgotten your information, open this link and click "Forgot Username" and/or "Forgot Password". If you have any trouble please contact Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
All applicants will be notified of the results of their application by email in April.