• Technical Conference:  09 – 12 October 2023
  • Science + Industry Showcase:   09 – 11 October 2023
  • Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA

Co-Sponsor Grants

Recognition and Assistance: In Support of the FiO LS Community

The goal of FiO LS co-sponsors and committee members is to create a meeting experience that truly represents the global community. We provide grants to ensure an experience that is professionally inclusive and geographically diverse.

The co-sponsors and committee believe that all individuals with accepted papers should have the ability to present at FiO LS, regardless of financial concerns or family obligations. Speakers can consider the following support options.

American Physics Society - Division of Laser Science (APS-DLS)

Child Care Grant Program
Application Deadline Extended: 30 September 2022

Grants of up to USD 1,000 are available to assist DLS members who are bringing children to FiO LS or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (e.g., extra daycare or babysitting services). Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Student Travel Grant Program
Application Deadline Extended: 30 September 2022

DLS provides partial funding up to USD 1,000/grant for travel expenses for a limited number of undergraduate or graduate students to attend and participate in FiO LS. To be eligible, the student must be a member of APS-DLS and must be the presenting author on an accepted oral or poster presentation. The student’s mentor must also be a DLS member. Students who have previously received a travel grant are not eligible for a second travel grant.

Optica Foundation

Incubic/Milton Chang Travel Grant
Application Deadline: 24 September 2022
Grants of USD 1,000 each are provided to 12 students presenting papers at FiO LS. Eligible applications must be an undergraduate or graduate student and an Optica Member. Individuals must also be the first/presenting author presenting an oral contributed talk or poster in person at the conference. The program is funded by an endowment from Milton and Rosalind Chang and managed by the Optica Foundation.