Photonics Center Trainee Benefits and Resources
Photonics Research Trainees will be eligible to apply for up to $1,000 travel awards to attend conferences, in person or remotely. Please note: Beginning in 2022, Photonics Center travel awards will only be available for Photonics Research Trainees.
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.
Photonics Bootcamp including Science Communications Training
Photonics Research Trainees will participate in a foundational workshop held every July, with basic photonics training for new students and science communications training for all.
Helpful Resources and Links
PhD Student Funding
Visit the links below to learn about funding and fellowship opportunities, financial aid information, and benefits information.
- Engineering Fellowships and Financial Aid Information
- Chemistry Fellowships
- Physics Financial Aid Information
- Student Travel Support for OSA/SPIE Conferences
- Graduate Student Scholarships and Fellowships
- PhD Funding and Benefit Packages
- Additional Resources
Societies and Clubs
Participate in various societies and clubs at BU to meet other students in mutual areas of interest.
- BU Student Chapter of Optica (OSA)/SPIE
- Society of Women Engineers for Graduate Students
- BU Society of Black Engineers
- Graduate Women and Men in Science & Engineering
- Student Association of Graduate Engineers (SAGE)
- Underrepresented Graduate Student Organization (UGSO)
- Women in Physics
- Newbury Center for First Generation Students