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2024 Distinguished Lecturer Program – Call For Applications

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The IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Program was designed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial, or entrepreneurial contributions of high quality to the field of photonics, and to enhance the technical programs of Photonics Society chapters. Consideration is given to having a well-balanced variety of speakers who can address a wide range of topics of current interest in the fields covered by the Society. Lecturers are selected each term (January 1- December 31) with some Lecturers extending for a second term. Each Lecturer agrees to give a minimum of six lectures at our Society chapters. Travel reimbursement of up to $9000 per term per Lecturer is provided. Candidates need not be members of the IEEE or the Photonics Society.


Additional Details:

Applicants must complete their submission by the submission deadline.
A complete application package submitted must include: 

  • List of the applicant’s most significant contributions that qualify the applicant for the program as well as other related accomplishments. Include invited talks that the applicant has given on his/her research.
  • Applicant’s curriculum vita (three-page limit).
  • Endorsements: List the names, affiliations, and emails of individuals who have agreed to write letters of support. (minimum of two required, maximum three)
  • Title and abstract for (1) technical research and (1) career-focused content
  • Video submission of technical presentation abstract (1)

Deadline for Applications to be finalized on the OpenWater platform:
31 August 2023


The IEEE Photonics Society is committed to providing equal and inclusive opportunity to all scientists and engineers, regardless of ethnicity, race, nationality, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, gender, age, and/or personal identity. All qualified individuals are encouraged to be nominated.