Foundation

Chang Pivoting Fellowship

The world needs visionaries with expertise in optics and photonics.

Application Dates
15 Aug 2022 - 23 Sep 2022
Program Prize

USD 50,000

 

The Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting Fellowship provides unrestricted funding to talented, early-career optical scientists and engineers who believe their expertise can improve society outside of the lab. We encourage those with vision and exceptional talent to apply and pursue a newfound passion.

The fellowship is an investment in a person’s commitment to advancing science through non-traditional career paths such as public policy, government, and journalism.


Application Information

How to Apply

Visit apply.optica.org.

Important Dates

Opens 15 August 2022
Closes 23 September 2022

Applicant Requirements

Be a current early career Optica member who has received a terminal degree within the last five (5) years or who will receive a terminal degree by the application deadline.

Program requirements recognize and exclude career breaks from career timelines (e.g. eldercare, maternity or paternity leave).

Application Requirements
  1. Applicant name, institution and contact information
  2. Applicant CV or resume
    • Must not exceed four (4) pages 
    • Paper size must comply with the international standard of A4 (8.3" x 11.7"; 210mmx297mm)
    • Margins, in all directions, must be at least 1" (2.54cm)
    • Must use a standard single-column format for text
    • Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier at a font size of 11 points or larger
  3. Applicant must provide a Proposal Submission
    • Highlight your intent with regard to leveraging your scientific expertise and knowledge to the betterment of the field and society outside of the traditional career paths. This should include your goals and objectives, skills to be applied or gained, and strengths to be developed.
    • Must not exceed four (4) pages 
    • Paper size must comply with the international standard of A4 (8.3" x 11.7"; 210mmx297mm)
    • Margins, in all directions, must be at least 1" (2.54cm)
    • Must use a standard single-column format for text
    • Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier at a font size of 11 points or larger
  4. Short budget - must utilize template provided
  5. Applicant must provide two (2) letters of recommendation

Recipients

Madison Rilling
2021 PIVOTING FELLOW
Madison Rilling
OPTONIQUE, Canada
Nirmal Punjabi
2020 PIVOTING FELLOW
Nirmal Punjabi
Sensing and Monitoring Foundation, India
Araceli Venegas-Gomez
2019 PIVOTING FELLOW
Araceli Venegas-Gomez
QURECA, United Kingdom

Contributors

The Pivoting Fellowship was generously endowed by Milton & Rosalind Chang.


Selection Committee

  • Thomas Baer, Stanford University
  • Linda Smith, Ceres Technology Advisors, Inc.
  • Madison Rilling, Optonique