Technologist Award

Technologist Award

The objective of the MSC technologist Award is to honour a MSC member who has made significant contributions to advancement of microscopy research or training through their role as a technologist in a Canadian university, industry, or government.

Nominations are now open until April 15th, 2019. 

ELIGIBILITY: Any individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development and/or advancement of microscopy in Canada as a technologist.

EVALUATION CRITERIA: Outstanding contributions to technical development of microscopy.

FREQUENCY: Every two years, awarded in alternate years from the Early Career Award.

RECIPIENT WILL RECEIVE: $2500 from the MSC + certificate + travel expenses for annual meeting to receive award.

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

  • If you are an MSC member and wish to nominate a technologist: Submit a short supporting statement (~250 words) explaining why you feel the candidate should receive the award. Your nomination will then be reviewed to confirm it meets the eligibility criteria. If so, your candidate will be contacted to determine if they accept the nomination. If they accept, they will be forwarded to follow the same procedures as for self-nominations listed below.
  • If you are a technologist (and a member of the MSC) and wish to nominate yourself, you must supply the following documentation:
    1. A supporting letter introducing yourself and explaining your achievements and what makes them suitable for this award (2 pages maximum).
    2. Your curriculum vitae.
    3. A letter of support from your direct supervisor (need not be an MSC member).

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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.

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