Optimax $10K Research Grant Accepting Applications

    Date Posted: 
    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Optimax, a principal partner with the College of Optical Sciences Industrial Associates program, is offering a $10,000 Optics Research Grant. Eligibility requirements include that the applicants be researchers at the College of Optical Sciences. Applications must be received by March 30, 2018. This grant offers to the designated research group a monetary credit for the manufacturing of custom optical components by Optimax that are defined in the proposal.

    Optimax is one of America’s largest optics manufacturers with more than 100 opticians. They manufacture prototype optical components for a wide variety of applications, including medical, semiconductor and aerospace. They collaborate with researchers to solve industrial problems and develop technology that provides benefit for mankind. The company’s primary research interests are in fine finishing of optical surfaces for EUV, high energy laser applications, and metrology for measuring freeform optical surfaces up to 250mm diameter.

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    Please submit a proposal (maximum two pages plus optic drawings) with the following information:

    • Name, position/title, phone, email of the principal investigator submitting the proposal
    • Number of students, post-docs, and any other researchers in your group
    • Summary of the research your group is doing
    • Outline of the optical components you need, with specifications and estimated cost.  You may contact Optimax with questions and to obtain a cost estimate by emailing sales@optimaxsi.com
    • Identify any opportunity you may have for matching funds for the Optimax Research Grant (provide title, PI, and funding agency of any such proposals)
    • Brief explanation of the impact and expected results of the experiments that will utilize the Optimax components you are requesting


    March 30, 2018


    Please submit your proposal to Amy Phillips, Technology Transfer License Specialist for the College of Optical Sciences, aphillips@optics.arizona.edu or office 724. Amy will compile the proposals and submit to Optimax for their final selection. Please do not submit your proposal directly with Optimax  


    April 09, 2018