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New Focus Travel Grants

The New Focus Travel Grants is a Grant sponsored by New Focus Inc. and The Optical Society of America.

Award Information:

Amount of Grant: Maximum: $500
Requirements: Applicant must present paper at either CLEO or OSA annual meetings, be the first author of the paper, and demonstrate financial need.

Sponsorship provided by:

New Focus Inc. and The Optical Society of America
Optical Society of America, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Email Address:
Phone Number: 202 416 1420
Fax Number: 202 416 6134

You can find out more by contacting:

Amiee Gibbons
Membership and Education Coordinator

A good place to start is to investigate any material provided for the grant. Getting the greatest odds of achieving your goal is a result of initially researching the prerequisites and then determining if you qualify. Prior to starting, seek to understand the reason for involvement of the New Focus Inc. and The Optical Society of America and their reason for offering the New Focus Travel Grants. Once that is done, make sure there is any likelihood of being awarded the grant. Upon determining that you have a decent shot of actually being a recipient of the New Focus Travel Grants, then you should fill out an application.

A vital detail of working toward obtaining the grant is paying close attention to the application. Some forms are long and tiresome, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that your work was done properly and thoroughly. You don't want to be denied as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After filing, it's important to know when the New Focus Travel Grants chooses a winner and actually dispenses the resources so that you can know if you will be able to count on the grant to assist with your financial needs and what assistance it will provide, stipulations may exist in what can be paid with the New Focus Travel Grants. Recently it has become more burdensome to handle the expenses associated with school, and obtaining the New Focus Travel Grants as a supplement to your own resources is often invaluable. Even if you don't obtain the New Focus Travel Grants, don't give up, you might find new grants for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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