Impact Award - NOW OPEN

Impact Award - NOW OPEN

The objective of the Impact Award is to recognize a substantial impact to the microscopy community by a student, postdoctoral fellow, technician or research associate through the publication of scientific work.

Nominations are NOW OPEN until April 15th, 2019 for publications accepted or published in 2018/2019 that have not previously been considered for this award. 

ELIGIBILITY: Student, postdoctoral fellow, technician or research associate who has published a first-author academic paper deemed to have a large impact on the microscopy community in Canada and the field at large.

EVALUATION CRITERIA: Based on the impact, scientific content, innovation/originality of published work in the past year. 

FREQUENCY: Once per year, two awards available: one for a paper in the Material Sciences and one for the Biological Sciences.  

RECIPIENT WILL RECEIVE: $250 from the MSC/SMC + certificate.

NOMINATION PROCESS: Candidates can be nominated by any member of the MSC or by themselves.

  1. If you are an MSC member and wish to nominate someone else, submit a short supporting statement (~250 words) explaining why the proposed publication should receive the award. Please include the field: biological or materials. Your nomination will then be reviewed to confirm it meets the eligibility criteria. If so, your candidate will be contacted and forwarded to follow the same procedures as for self-nominations listed below.
  2. If you wish to nominate yourself, you must supply the following documentation:
    1. If self-nominating, a short supporting statement (~250 words) explaining why the proposed publication should receive the award.
    2. A letter of support from their direct supervisor (2 page limit)
    3. A copy of the publication.

Click the red button below to access the application form. You must be logged in to see the button. If you have any difficulty logging in, please write to info@msc-smc.org for help.

The required documentation can be attached to the form using the File (1), File (2) and File (3) buttons at the bottom of the General Information pane of the application form. There is no need to fill in the University Information pane.

Questions can be directed to: impact@msc-smc.org

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