Grants and Awards


SPOF and the organizers of AOP2021 conference will do their best to support the participation at AOP2021 of students and young researchers from economically deprived regions.


Awards

  • SPIE’ Best Student Paper Award *
  • Best PhD Thesis in Optics and Photonics in Portugal in 2018 *****
  • Best PhD Thesis in Optics and Photonics in Portugal in 2019 ******
  • Best PhD Thesis in Optics and Photonics in Portugal in 2020 ******


* awarded by SPIE1

***** awarded by SPOF. Prize winner - Gil Gonçalo Martins Fernandes, with the thesis " Optical and Digital Signal Processing in Space-Division Multiplexing Transmission Systems", University of Aveiro.

****** awarded by SPOF.

****** awarded by SPOF.


1 SPIE-sponsored Best Student Paper Awards are designed to encourage and acknowledge excellence in student papers, presented orally or as posters. SPIE has agreed to offer the following prizes for each winning student in the total amount of 413.67€ (500USD):

  • Certificate
  • Monetary prize
  • Free Digital Library downloads
  • Free one-year SPIE Student Membership.
  • 1st - 207€ (~US $250), 25 Digital Library downloads
    2nd - 124€ (~US $150), 25 Digital Library downloads
    3rd – 83€ (~US $100), 25 Digital Library downloads