As part of its education outreach mission, SPIE provides support for optics and photonics related education outreach activities. The award process is competitive; some proposals may receive partial funding.
The key criterion in evaluation and ranking applications is the potential to increase optics and photonics awareness among students or the larger community.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: https://spie.smapply.io/prog/education_outreach_grant_cycle_1/
Applications are judged on:
Qualifying not-for-profit organizations such as universities, optics centers, science centers, primary and secondary schools, youth clubs, industry associations, and international optical societies are eligible for outreach activity support; STEM activities should have an optics or photonics component.
There are two application cycles every calendar year. Please see below for deadlines. A complete online application (including supporting documents if applicable) must be submitted by 5:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time) on the deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be submitted for consideration.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience technical problems or have questions.
Cycle 1: Open Education Outreach Grant Application – deadline, 31 January 2019
Cycle 2: Closed – deadline, 31 May 2019
Recipients of SPIE Education Outreach Grants are required to complete an online survey on how the Grant was used within 30 days of completing the activity. Past winners who have not submitted a report or completed a survey are not eligible to apply.
If an organization has received an Education Outreach Grant twice in a period of 5 years, it can only apply for further support through a Sustaining Grant, limited to a maximum of $2,000. There is no limit to the number of times an organization can apply for a Sustaining Grant, but it will be in competition with all other proposals for every application. Requests for the Sustaining Grants should use the same application form as the Education Outreach Grants.
SPIE’s outreach grants cannot be used for:
Examples of Past Recipients
2017 Cycle 2 Education Outreach Grant Recipients
2017 Cycle 1 Education Outreach Grant Recipients
2016 Education Outreach Grant Recipients
2015 Education Outreach Grant Recipients
2014 Education Outreach Grant Recipients