SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, provides grant support for education projects related to optics and photonics, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities with an optics or photonics component. Proposed projects are judged on their potential to impact a large audience and increase awareness and interest in optics and photonics.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include nonprofit entities; elementary, middle, and high schools (projects for students and teachers); colleges and universities; youth clubs; optics centers; industry associations; international optical societies; and science centers.
Awards: Education Outreach Grants up to $5,000 and Sustaining Grants up to $2,000.
Deadline(s): Applications are due January 31 and May 31, annually.