Impact Award - OPEN until April 30, 2024

Impact Award - OPEN until April 30, 2024

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 open until April 30 2024. for publications accepted or published in 2023/2024 that have not previously been considered for this award. 

ELIGIBILITY: Student, postdoctoral fellow, technician or research associate who has published a first-author (or first co-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: 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 and registration for the annual meeting to receive award. The recipient is encouraged to apply to a CFDM or the Gerard T. Simon award for travel bursaries.

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. Nomination form
    2. Impact description (1 page)
    3. The publication of scientific work
    4. The contact info of nominator and nominee
    5. A portrait photo of the author of the work

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