Competitions and financial support

Student co-supervision Scholarship Competition 

COPL faculty members have until December 16, 2022 to nominate a student for a $5,000 scholarship to take effect in 2023.

1 scholarship is still available for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

To be eligible for financial support, the student must be co-supervised by two COPL members at different academic institutions.

The application must include a project description of no more than one page, a CV of no more than two pages and a letter from the supervisor.

To submit your application or if you have any questions, please write to us at

Support for distance training activities

Call for proposals open until December 16, 2022.

 The COPL wishes to encourage the development of online training tools and distance learning courses accessible to COPL students. To this end, COPL members (students, post-doctoral researchers, research professionals or professors) are encouraged to apply for funding for such training projects. The COPL offers support up to $5000 per project.

2 scholarships are still available for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

How to apply?

Send your application to .

The request for support must include a description of the project’s objectives, the pedagogical tools that will be developed (deliverables), the target audience, the team, a timeline and a budget. The request can be written in a free format in a document not exceeding 5 pages.

2022 Tribute Award 
Deadline: November 1, 2022

• The former student must have completed a master’s, PhD, or postdoctoral program under the direction of a COPL research professor.

Selection Criteria
• The former student must have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the field of optics and photonics, either in the research community outside COPL or in the industry.

Submission of an application
• One page presentation of the application by a faculty member
• CV of the candidate
• Deadline: November 1, 2022
• Send to:

• By the Executive Committee

Honour awarded
• Invitation to the Annual Conference
• Visibility within the network’s media
• Presentation of the honoree’s career
• 5-minute speech by the honoree
• Awarding of a plaque

Funding for international initiatives
No current calls for Proposals 

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