AMMS is pleased to offer bursaries to assist our Australian members in attending the biannual AMMS conferences.

How to apply

Email your application/nomination with supporting documentation to the AMMS Secretary. Applicants for all awards must be financial members of AMMS. Bursaries deadlines are aligned with the conference deadlines. The next ACMM conference (ACMM27) will take place in January 2023. For conference key dates see our Events page or the relevant conference website.


Microscopy Exchange Program

It our great pleasure to announce a new microscopy exchange scheme between Australia and New Zealand established in partnership with the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (AMMS) and Microscopy New Zealand (Microscopy NZ).
Facility staff will get the opportunity to participate in a visit to another facility to exchange training, expertise and mentoring skills to benefit their career, their colleagues and the host facility. The research experience and collaborative opportunity will benefit the successful applicants and enhance the support provided by the host facility to their users.

The funding will allow up to 9 exchange visits (up to $2,500ea) over the next 2 years. The applications will be assessed against the need of both the applicant and the institution, and not against the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae. Both professional and academic staff are eligible

For more details and to apply please visit here

Bursaries for ACMM27

AMMS is pleased to offer bursaries to our Australian and New Zealand members to assist them in attending the ACMM27 conference in Perth (29th January - 2nd February 2023).

The 27th Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM27), see, at the University Club of Western Australia, Perth from 29th January – 2nd February 2023.

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 ACMM27. 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).

Approximately 30 bursaries will be awarded to cover the cost of a regular early-bird registration and partially cover travel and/or accommodation costs for interstate/international delegates. A sliding scale will be applied depending on location of your institution, with the maximum bursary expected to cover the registration fee plus up to $500.

All applicants must be presenting authors of talks or posters at the conference. Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of the scientific quality of the abstract and the applicant’s track record.

How to Apply & Who is Eligible:

All applicants must be financial members of AMMS Inc. at the time of the application and time of the conference. If you are not currently a member you will need to join before sending in your bursary application. You can do that by completing the online membership form on the AMMS web site (

To be eligible for a bursary you must register for ACMM27 before the early bird registration deadline (TBA) and submit an abstract as presenting author through the conference web site (

To apply for a bursary you must submit the following information to the AMMS Secretary Sarah Ellis by Friday November 11th, 2022:

  1. A covering letter to clarify their status (RHDS/ECR/JTS) with proof that they meet the criteria for an AMMS bursary (all status must be correct at the time of the conference)
  2. An academic CV, including:
    1. Contact details
    2. Educational background
    3. Awards and Achievements
    4. Publications
  3. A copy of the abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to ACMM27, and
  4. A letter of support from your supervisor/manager.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 2nd of December, 2022. To receive their bursary they will be required to provide a copy of their registration and travel invoices, and suitable bank details.

Trans-Tasman Bursary (ECRs)

To further cooperation between microscopists in Australia and New Zealand.

Sponsored by ProSciTech, this Bursary is intended to further cooperation between microscopists in Australia and New Zealand. For more details on this special bursary, see the Awards page.



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