Opportunities recognizing excellence, removing barriers and cultivating the future of our field.



Join the Optica Ambassadors, emerging leaders who provide with funding support from the foundation provide career advice, technical knowledge and mentorship worldwide.

Scholarships & Travel Grants

Access resources for students to continue their education, gain new experiences, and make advances in research.


Find unique opportunities for early career professionals to contribute to the field, enhance careers, and make an impact with science of optics and photonics.

Jane M. Simmons Memorial Speakership
Prizes & Competitions

Explore recognitions for research and leadership.