SPIE Photonics West and AR|VR|MR 2024 Student Conference Support
SPIE is offering a limited number of supplemental travel grants and a conference registration fee waiver to eligible, selected Student Members who are presenting, in person, an accepted paper or planning to attend Photonics West or AR|VR|MR 2024.
- up to $700 for domestic airfare* and/or lodging
- up to $1000 for international airfare* and/or lodging
- one non-transferable conference registration fee waiver (in person).
*It is strongly recommended when purchasing your airfare, to carefully review their cancellation policy. SPIE will only reimburse for airfare/lodging if students are able to attend Photonics West.
This is a competitive process and priority will be given to student authors who are presenting an accepted paper.
- Student Members are eligible to receive one conference support award every two years.
- Multiple support will not be considered.
- If necessary, award recipients must secure visa to travel to accept award.
- Applicants are not eligible if they have completed their PhD, ScD, or MD program.
- All applicants must be a Student Member of SPIE with an active membership through the dates of the conference you are presenting at or attending.
- must be a full-time student in a high school, undergraduate, or graduate program.
- must have an accepted paper.
- must submit your manuscript to be published in the Proceedings of SPIE.
- must be available to present your accepted paper in person at Photonics West or AR|VR|MR.
Applicants will be notified approximately 2-3 weeks after the application deadline.
If awarded, travel funding will be reimbursed after the conference (up to six weeks) via bank transfer.
Receipts for airfare and/or lodging will be required and must include your name, description of item purchased in English (if possible), and actual amount paid. Note: Booking confirmation or estimated costs will not be accepted.
Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.
Sponsored by MKS Instruments, Inc. SPIE thanks MKS for their generous support of the program.
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