Conference Awards and Scholarships
We’re delighted to announce that oral presentations from eligible presenters will be considered for our two
prestige awards, the Trans‐Tasman Bursary and the Keith Williamson Medal.
The Trans‐Tasman Bursary is sponsored by ProSciTech Pty Ltd, who supply light and electron microscopy, histology, and vacuum technology products in Australia and New Zealand. The bursary enables a New Zealand based microscopist from this conference to attend the next Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society conference. The Trans‐Tasman Bursary recipient is selected by MNZ and provides return economy air travel, conference registration fees and a $AU500 subsistence allowance. To be eligible for this award the following criteria must be met:
This information should be sent by 1 September 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of the bursary will be announced at the conference dinner. The name of the runner‐up will be
Keith Williamson Medal
The Keith Williamson Memorial Medal for excellence in microscopy research is sponsored by Thomson Scientific, who supply a wide range of scientific instrumentation and currently represent innovative manufacturers such as Gatan Inc. and Bruker MicroCT.
The award is in memory of Keith Williamson, the 'Father of Electron Microscopy' in New Zealand and is in the form of a medal and a $NZ500 cash prize. Mr. Tony Thomson, the founder of Thomson Scientific Instruments, had a close working and personal relationship with Keith during the early days of Electron Microscopy in the 1960s.
The award will be made to the microscopist judged to have presented the most innovative technique or inventive use of instrumentation or most original interpretation of results. All forms of microscopy are eligible. This award will be presented at the Conference Dinner. The judging panel will consist of the guest speakers and the President of Microscopy New Zealand Inc.
To be eligible for this award the following criteria must be met:
The winner of the bursary will be announced at the conference dinner.
Early Career Microscopist Scholarship
Microscopy New Zealand would like to invite students and early career researchers to apply for a "Early
* Successful applicants from Waikato/BOP will only receive a waived conference registration.
Criteria for award:
Completed applications should be sent by email to MNZ Secretary Allan Mitchell at email@example.com
The selection panel will consist of the society executive. Payment will be made at the conference upon arrival of the successful applicant(s).
Give us "Your Best Shot"
A light hearted look at your ‘pretty’, ‘amazing’, ‘fun’, ‘amusing’ images!
Bring your image as a print (no larger than A3 size), ensure you add the subject matter, magnification and your name on the back of the print. We will display them on our "Best Shot" board for all to enjoy. There will be a 'peoples choice' winner and small prize for the one that gets the most votes.