Bursaries for IMC19

The IMC19 Congress Organisers is pleased to advise a number of bursaries are available to assist delegates in attending the IMC19 Congress.


How to apply

  • Applicants will be required to submit an abstract through the Abstract Submission form and email their application/nomination with supporting documentation to their respective societies.
  • Bursaries deadlines are aligned with the below Congress key dates. 
  • For most cases applicants must be financial members of their respective societies.
  • Further information on how to apply are noted below. 


Key Dates

Abstract & Bursaries Submission Now open
Abstract Submission Deadline 1 March 2018*
Author Notification 12 April 2018
Author Registration Deadline 10 May 2018
Late Breaking Abstract Submissions Open 10 May 2018
Late Breaking Abstract Submissions Close 31 May 2018

*For bursary submission deadlines, please refer to the information below. 


Available bursaries

Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (AMMS) Awards

The Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society Inc. (AMMS Inc.) is pleased to offer bursaries to AMMS members who are Australian or New Zealand residents to assist them to attend IMC19/ACMM25. Bursaries are available to research higher degree students (RHDS), early career researchers (ECR) (within 5 years of being awarded their PhD at time of conference), and junior technical staff (JTS) (within 5 years of commencing employment in this role at time of conference).

For more information, visit their website here

French Society for Microscopy (Société Française des Microscopies, Sfm)

In order to facilitate their participation at IMC19, the French Society for Microscopy (Société Française des Microscopies, Sfm) is happy to award 5 scholarships of 2000 € to french Sfm PhD students or post-doctoral researchers, as well as 10 bursaries of 1000 € to Sfm permanent researchers.

Applications have to be sent before the abstract submission deadline to frederic.pailloux@univ-poitiers.fr and Catherine.Venien@impmc.upmc.fr, cc to guy.schoehn@ibs.fr and damien.jacob@univ-lille1.fr. They will contain:

  • short CV
  • covering letter signed by the director of the lab and the supervisor for PhD student
  • submitted abstract to IMC19
  • estimated budget
European Microscopy Society


To support young researchers, scholarships of 900 Euro each will be awarded for participation at the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), to be held from 9-14 September 2018, in Sydney. Due to a generous donation from the French Society of Microscopy (SFm), EMS is able to considerably increase the number of grants for ICM19.

The application deadline is fixed as the ORIGINAL conference abstract submission deadline for IMC19 (February 1, 2018).

Each applicant must submit at least one abstract and has to be registered at the meeting (Registration Deadline – 10 May 2018). A copy of the abstract(s), registration details (when available) and proof of student or early stage researcher when applicable have to be added to the application. Depending of the number of demands we will try to serve also early career researchers. The early career researcher criterion is met if his/her Ph.D. thesis was completed within five years from the date of the Congress). The application including a short CV should be sent (preferably by -email) to the EMS Secretary: secr@eurmicsoc.org

Please note that only EMS members are eligible for EMS scholarships.

More information can be found on our scholarships page:


EMS Scholarships 2018

Please note this is current as of 14 February 2018. 

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Key Dates

Now Closed
Late Breaking Abstract Submissions
Now Closed
Early Bird Registration Closes
31 May 2018
Author Registration Deadline
Now Closed
First Round Abstract Submission

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