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AMS Travel Awards to annual American Microscopical Society meetings (joint with Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology)

SICB 2024 contest

The American Microscopical Society is offering awards to up to three student members who will be presenting at the annual AMS/SICB 2024 meeting in Seattle, WA (Jan 2 - 6) Each award will be up to $500 USD

Applicants must:

  • Be a member of AMS;

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program;

  • Be the presenter of an oral or poster presentation at the next AMS/SICB annual meeting;

  • Use microscopy in the research presented at that annual meeting;

  • Demonstrate financial need for AMS support of travel to the annual meeting.

Applications should include (and be limited to):

  • Applicant’s name and academic affiliation

  • Applicant’s contact information (email, telephone, mail address)

  • Title and authors of your AMS/SICB presentation

  • Statement of membership in AMS

  • A paragraph describing the use of microscopy in the research to be presented at the annual meeting (≤ 200 words)

  • Statement of financial need, including a budget where appropriate (≤200 words)

  • Please indicate if you have received funding from AMS in the past.


Applicants should not send full CVs, letters of recommendation, reprints, or other documents.

Electronic applications should be sent by email to Shanna Hanes (americanmicroscopicalsociety at  The deadline date will be December 4, 2024.  Award notifications will be made in mid-December; awards will be payable at the meeting after the presentation has been given.

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