What is the Réal-Tremblay grant?

The Réal-Tremblay grant (formerly known as the REPOL/COPL grant) is a prize awarded each year to a member of the REPOL to highlight the excellence of his/her last year’s scientific contribution (scientific article or conference proceeding). The prize consists of a 500$ grant that is awarded jointly by the REPOL and the COPL to the winner.

The grant is named after Réal Tremblay, professor from 1961 to 2013 at the department of physics of Laval University and one of the founding members of the COPL.

Each year, the time frame and details of the application process are announced to the members of the REPOL during the month of February or March.

How to participate

  • Applicants must be student members of both Optica and SPIE at Université Laval: see more imformation about registration.
  • Send an e-mail to, mentionning your name, e-mail address and a pdf version of your publication.
  • Do a 12 minute presentation in front of the public and the jury (Date and time to be determined)

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about this grant. Thank you for your participation, and we are looking forward to receiving your applications.
Good luck!