Grants and Awards


SPOF and the organizers of AOP2019 will do their best to support the participation at AOP2019 of students and young researchers from economically deprived regions.

The International Commission for Optics, ICO, supports the participation of students and young researchers at AOP2019 with a grant of US $1250 to assist the participation of students and highly deserving young scientists.


Awards

  • SPIE’ Best Student Paper Award *
  • EOS’ Best Student Poster Awards **
  • Best Student Poster on Optical Communications and Sensors ***
  • Best presentation (poster or oral) on Optics and Photonics Education and Training, Outreach and Societal issues ****
  • Best PhD Thesis in Optics and Photonics in Portugal in 2016 *****
  • Best PhD Thesis in Optics and Photonics in Portugal in 2017 ******


* awarded by SPIE1

** awarded by EOS, the European Optical Society

*** awarded by the OSA’ Student Chapter of the University of Aveiro

**** awarded by the Hands-on Science Network, HSCI, and SPOF

***** awarded by SPOF. Prize winner - Celso Manuel de Figueiredo Paiva João, with the thesis “Diode-pumped solid-state lasers for optical parametric amplification pumping”, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.

****** awarded by SPOF. Prize winner - Ana Rita da Silva Rodrigues Ribeiro, with the thesis “Optical fiber tools for single cell trapping and manipulation”, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto.


1 SPIE-sponsored Best Student Paper Awards are designed to encourage and acknowledge excellence in student papers, presented orally or as posters.


SPIE has agreed to offer the following prizes for each winning student:

  • Certificate
  • Monetary prize
  • Free Digital Library downloads
  • Free one-year SPIE Student Membership.

  • 1st - US $250, 50 Digital Library downloads
    2nd - US $150, 25 Digital Library downloads
    3rd – US $100, 15 Digital Library downloads



AOP2019 is supported by:

ICO


EOS