Fraunhofer IOF Announces Young Researcher Award 2020

Fraunhofer IOF announced the young researcher award “Applied Photonics Award 2020”. Students and doctoral candidates can apply from April 1st until June 30th, 2020. The young researcher award of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF will be presented during the Photonics Days 2020 in Jena. Prizes are awarded for the best final theses in the field of applied photonics.

Applied Photonics Award (Source: Fh. IOF /

The award recognizes new ideas in the field of applied photonics at an early stage of a researcher’s career and is given to final theses that deal with innovative and economically exploitable optical technologies for sustainable living and business. The field of study is irrelevant; non-physicists are also explicitly invited to apply.
The Applied Photonics Award is handed out for the best final theses related to applied photonics. Besides the prize money, the winners receive the opportunity to present their final theses to a specialist audience and network with representatives of high-ranking companies in the optics and photonics industry for their later career.

All bachelor, master, and diploma theses, as well as dissertations in German or English, that were registered at a German university or technical college in 2019 and evaluated as passed by the supervisor/reviewer until the application is submitted, are eligible to participate.

A letter of application must be submitted, stating the relevance of the work for applied photonics. In addition, a curriculum vitae, the exposé of the final thesis (max. 2000 characters, including spaces) and a copy of the final thesis as a file are to be submitted. The documents should be sent to the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF at by June 30th, 2020. Any questions will also be answered under the address.

The prize will be awarded during the Photonics Days in Jena on September 22th, 2020. (Source: Fh. IOF)

Link: Applied Photonics Award, Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Jena, Germany

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