Optical Society of America (OSA) Optica Treasurer's Award 2025


Presented to a staff member who makes significant contributions to organizational excellence, promotes and enacts innovative solutions or exemplifies inspirational leadership.



  • The nominator must be a current Optica member or staff member. Executive Staff may not submit nominations.
  • A nominee must have two or more years of employment with the society to be nominated. Full- and part-time staff are eligible.
  •  This award is presented to an individual; joint nominations are not permitted.
  • An individual may not receive more than one society award in a year, nor may an individual receive more than one award for the same body of work.
  • Awards are not presented posthumously, except in the case that the recipient's death occurs after the Selection Committee decision has been made.

Note:  The nominee does not participate in the process. To maintain confidentiality, the necessary facts should be obtained from the nominee only if the complete and correct background information is not available elsewhere. Self-nomination is not permitted. We serve a diverse and inclusive community worldwide. Nominees that reflect and support this diversity across all areas including gender, race, educational/institutional background and geography are especially encouraged.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Applications must be submitted online, using the BEAM application provided on the OSA website by the external deadline. Please also submit an OR-5 and a completed application to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline. 

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online, using the BEAM application provided on the OSA website by the external deadline. Further information regarding nomination details can be found on the OSA website. Please also submit an OR-5 and a completed application to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline. 

For More Information

For more information, please visit the OSA website or contact awards@optica.org or ailsakay@uoguelph.ca.

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