Donation Partnership Formed
The OSA Foundation in Washington has announced a fiscal sponsorship agreement with the International Commission for Optics that will allow charitable donations made to OSAF to be earmarked for ICO outreach initiatives. Donations designated to OSAF’s “International Programming Fund” will support international education, professional development and recognition programs currently conducted through a grant to ICO. OSAF will support travel grants for students and scientists from underdeveloped countries to attend conferences and meetings such as Optics Within the Life Sciences, Information Photonics and ICO Bureau meetings. It also will support traveling lecturer grants to senior scientists and engineers. OSAF operates on behalf of the Optical Society of America.