As part of their commitment to fostering the growth of optics and photonics throughout the developing world, SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, and the University of Ottawa-National Research Council Joint Centre for Extreme Photonics (JCEP) are pleased to announce the creation of a SPIE-JCEP Alexander Szabo Fellowship. The Fellowship is for early-career scientists working in developing countries and will be administered in partnership with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). It is named in honor of Alexander Szabo, who in 1961 demonstrated the first laser in Canada at the NRC. Research activities will take place at JCEP on the campus of the University of Ottawa and National Research Council in Canada in 2021 as conditions related to the pandemic permit. The program will provide round trip travel to and from Canada as well as a generous living allowance for the selected individual for a period of 6 months. The current Fellowship will be in the area of Extreme Photonics, e.g., Terahertz Generation and Detection, High Harmonic generation, Frequency Combs, Quantum Cryptography, Nonlinear and Ultrafast Optics. Interested scientists, within 8 years* of their PhD are invited to apply by sending an email with the subject line “SPIE-JCEP Alexander Szabo Fellowship” together with a CV and at least one letter of reference. The materials should be sent no later than February 28, 2021.
*The eligibility window will be adjusted to take into account instances where a researcher has had an acceptable delay in research or period of inactivity due, for instance, to illness and parental leave.