Microscopy Today Micrograph Awards
The 2020 Microscopy Today Micrograph Awards Competition is now open! The goal of this international competition is to identify and showcase scientific micrographs and movie clips. The competition, open to all types of microscopy, is divided into three categories: published, open, and video. Rules and further information can be found here. The submission deadline is February 21, 2020.


MSA is now an affiliate of the Science History Institute
The Science History Institute (SHI) is a prestigious and well-funded institution. One of their interests is the history of microscopy. They hold occasional lectures and conferences, and they produce on-line and hard-copy publications. They yearly fund 12 scholars to carry out on-site science history research. The current MSA Archivist (Mike Marko) has a collection of early microscopes (TEMs and LMs) and accessories, which will eventually be transferred to SHI. These instruments can be viewed by appointment, and a "virtual tour" website of the MSA instruments is planned. For more information, contact the MSA Archivist via email.


MSA Strategic Initiatives
Up to $15,000 ($20,000 for a two-year proposal) is available to support bold and innovative new programs that advance the mission statement and goals of MSA. Primary applicant must be a member of MSA. Applications must be received by the MSA Association Management Office by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 15, 2019. Click here for details.


Undergraduate Research Scholarship Opportunity
MSA is pleased to announce a scholarship in the sum of $3000 to motivate the educational and research potential of full-time undergraduate students interested in pursuing microscopy as a career or major research tool. The award will help to provide student stipends, supply costs, and limited travel expenses associated with research. The applicant must be an MSA member, enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program, and conducting the aforementioned research in the field of electron microscopy during their junior or senior years. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2019. Click here for instructions.