Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

The objective of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to honour a distinguished member of the Canadian microscopy community who has made significant long-term contributions impacting the field at both a national and international level.

 

Eligibility: Senior Principal Investigator (PI) with established record of excellence and contribution to the field of microscopy in Canada

 

Evaluation Criterion: Long-term record of landmark contributions to the field of microscopy research, with evidence of international impact, based on the candidate’s curriculum vitae, 2-3 letters of support from arms-length referees, and nominator statement.

 

Frequency: Nominations to be accepted every 4 years

 

Recipient will receive: $5,000 + honorary lifetime membership to MSC/SMC + certificate + travel expenses for annual meeting to receive award

 

Nomination Process:

  1. Nominations will be solicited by email sent to all current MSC/SMC members. The nominators will be asked to submit a short supporting statement (~250 words) explaining why they feel the candidate should receive the award. Nominations will be submitted through the MSC/SMC website. The nominations process will be open for 4 weeks.
  2. Nominated candidates will be reviewed to confirm they meet the eligibility criteria, and contacted to determine if they accept the nomination. The nominator will provide through the MSC/SMC website:
    1. A nomination letter introducing the candidate and explaining his/her achievements to make them deserve this award. (2 pages maximum).
    2. A copy of their curriculum vitae.
    3. 2-3 letters of support from established experts in their field at arms-length.

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