Photonics Center Trainee Benefits and Resources

Travel Awards
Photonics Research Trainees who have papers accepted for presentation at SPIE or OSA conferences are eligible to receive 50% matching funds from the Photonics Center of up to $500 per student per trip. Students are also eligible to receive 50% matching funds of up to $750 for oral presentations.  Read more

Herbert J. Berman “Future of Light” Award
Photonics Research Trainees will be eligible for Berman “Future of Light” Awards for outstanding posters at Photonics events.

Photonics Research Trainees will have new opportunities for group discussions, socials, and networking.

Professional Development Opportunities
Photonics Research Trainees will gain experience and meet leaders in their field while planning Annual Photonics Symposia, seminars, and career events.

Science Communications Training
Photonics Research Trainees will receive science communications training.

Helpful Resources and Links

PhD Student Funding 

Visit the links below to learn about funding and fellowship opportunities, financial aid information, and benefits information.

Societies and Clubs

Participate in various societies and clubs at BU to meet other students in mutual areas of interest.

Career Development

Photonics Center Business Innovation Center