(Optics.org) SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and the University of Glasgow, UK, have announced the establishment of the SPIE Early Career Researcher Accelerator Fund in Quantum Photonics.
The $500,000 gift from the SPIE Endowment Matching Program will be matched 100% by the university. The program will support a diverse group of graduate students working in the field of quantum photonics and will be managed by Professor Daniele Faccio, Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies, and Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy Professor Miles Padgett.
The fund will create two new programs at the university: an annual SPIE Early Career Researcher in Quantum Photonics Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding Glasgow graduate student who is in the process of completing their studies.
In addition, the SPIE Global Early Career Research program will support outgoing and incoming placements at and from the university as part of its ongoing collaboration with leading quantum-photonics research groups across the globe. Each year, the program will pair several University early-career researchers with counterparts from outside laboratories for six-month-long shared projects.