For Students Only

Attention Students!

MSA Student Bursary Program for M&M 2014
Once again, MSA is offering the student bursary program for the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2014 meeting. Students are encouraged to attend the annual meeting where they can meet and interact with the established microscopy community and defray some meeting costs.

Program details:

  • Students work for a minimum of 20 hours (or up to 40 hours) during the meeting (Sunday evening, August 3 through Thursday afternoon, Aug. 7) or pre-meeting events (Sunday, August 3).
  • Jobs include providing support in the different symposia (e.g. assisting with audio-visual needs, speaker set-up, maintaining an attendance count), staffing the volunteer office, helping with social events, and helping with vendor tutorials.
  • Payment is $10/hour.
  • Cash meal allotment of $10 for each morning and/or afternoon session worked.
  • Added bonus of a free meeting shirt.
  • Payment is given as a check at the end of the meeting (August 7) or when the student leaves Hartford.

Criteria for applicants:

  • Must be a member of MSA or MAS
  • Must be currently enrolled as a student at a recognized educational institution
  • Must have paid the student registration fee for the meeting ($50)

Once the scientific program has been finalized, each student registered for this program will be contacted and allowed to choose the times and activities they would like to work.

If you would like to participate in the MSA bursary program for 2014, please check the "I wish to apply for a student bursary" box in section 2 of the meeting registration form. Space is limited, so sign up early.

If you have any questions about the bursary/volunteer program, or would like to participate, please contact:

Amanda Lawrence
Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies
Mississippi State University

CFDM Travel Bursary
Sponsored by Canadian Foundation for the Development of Microscopy (CFDM) Student members of the Microscopical Society of Canada are eligible to apply for travel bursaries offered by the CFDM. Please find more information here: