Prizes & Awards

Student Travel Grant Program

Beginning with the 2022 LS/FIO conference, the grant amount will be increased to $1000.

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 person at CLEO, the APS March meeting, or Frontiers In Optics/Laser Science. 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.

Application material includes the two forms attached below, your proof of conference acceptance, and a letter of support from the mentor. Please submit these to pambowlan@lanl.gov by the deadline for the conference that you are attending.

Application Deadlines for 2023:

  • APS March Meeting - February 1st, 2023
  • CLEO - April 7th, 2023
  • FIO/LS - September 9th, 2023

Student Travel Grant 2022 Application Form

Student Travel Grant 2022 Mentor Form

For questions, contact: Pamela Bowlan.


Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.