To recognize outstanding contributions to basic research which uses lasers to advance our knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light.
To recognize doctoral research in the Laser Science area and to encourage effective written and oral presentation of research results.
Grants of up to $1000 are available to assist DLS members who are participating (in-person or virtually) in the APS March meeting, CLEO or FiO/LS who incur extra caregiver expenses to be able to participate in these conferences (e.g., extra child or adult daycare or babysitting services). Access grants of up to $1000 are available to provide assistance to enable those with disabilities to travel to the conferences. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that the number of requests for grants exceeds the funding available, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers and to first-time applicants.
Through this program, DLS provides partial funding (up to $1000/grant) for travel expenses for a limited number of graduate or undergraduate students to attend and participate in CLEO, the APS March meeting or Frontiers In Optics/Laser Science in the fall.
Undergraduate and graduate students who present at the CLEO conference are invited to participate in a poster competition sponsored by the Division of Laser Science to recognize excellence in research by student members. Three best-poster awards are given, as well as honorable mentions.
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