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SPIE Community Support

Helping you create the future

SPIE | Community Support

In 2020, SPIE provided over $5.8 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources.

Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by becoming more involved with your Society's altruistic activities. We are an educational, not-for-profit organization that contributes a significant percentage of revenue, every month, every year, without a separate fundraising campaign or administrative foundation. It's what we do.

But we couldn't do it without you and the time of volunteers around the world. Want to get involved? Email: help@spie.org

 



SPIE Endowment Matching Program
 
The SPIE Endowment Matching Program

The SPIE Endowment Matching Program will disburse up to $2.5 million to fund the expansion of educational opportunities in optics and photonics over the next five years, typically for a named faculty position, chair, or scholarship needs.

LATEST ENDOWMENT announced 17 August 2020: SPIE and he University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) announced the SPIE/UWRF Optics Summer Research Scholars fund that will cover critical engagement with professional research groups. Read the article.

Learn more about the other endowments established so far:

  • The SPIE Early Career Researcher Accelerator Fund in Quantum Photonics with the University of Glasgow. Learn more.

  • The SPIE@ICFO Chair for Diversity in Photonic Sciences with ICFO. Learn more.

  • The Baur-SPIE Endowed Chair in Optics and Photonics at JILA. Learn more.

  • The Soileau Family-SPIE Optics and Photonics Undergraduate Scholarship Fund for the University of Central Florida's (UCF) College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL). Learn more.

  • The SPIE-Glebov Family Optics and Photonics Graduate Scholarship Fund for the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL). Learn more.

  • The SPIE Chair in Optical Sciences at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona. Learn more.

Download information about the program and how your college or university may participate.

 



Education Outreach Grants
 
Free Posters
Education Outreach Grants   Free Posters

International Day of Light
 
SPIE Scholarships in Optics and Photonics
International Day of Light   SPIE Scholarships
ETOP Conference - Education and
Training in Optics and Photonics
  Student Author Travel Grants
ETOP   Student Travel Grants

Free Educational Resources
 
Science Fairs
Free Educational Resources   Science Fairs

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Community Support News + Stories
 
 
Community Support News
 
Read more about the altruistic endeavors of SPIE in the Community section of our newsroom, updated regularly to showcase how our community is building a better world through the application of optics and photonics.
 
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Donate to SPIE
 
 
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By making a financial contribution, you enable the Society to continue to support education and technological advancement worldwide.
 
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