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 to assist them to attend ACMM27. Bursaries are available to all AMMS members, including facility staff that make up a significant percentage of our members. The selection committee may under some circumstances give priority to research higher degree students (RHDS), early career researchers (ECR) (within 5 years of being awarded their PhD at time of conference), junior technical staff (JTS) (within 5 years of commencing employment in this role at time of conference) and MCRs (within 5-15 years of being awarded their PhD at time of conference), particularly where the applicant has indicated that they have no other source of funds or supporting funds.

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.

Applicants are encouraged to be presenting authors of talks, posters or to be involved in delivering a workshop at the conference. Bursaries will be awarded based on the scientific quality of the abstract (if submitted), workshop involvement and/ the applicant’s track record (i.e., employment history or publication record) as appropriate.

 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 (9th of December 2022).  If you are able to submit an abstract as presenting author, please do this through the conference web site ( before the submission date.

To apply for a bursary, you must submit the following information to the AMMS Secretary Sarah Ellis () by Friday December 9th, 2022:

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

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 16th 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.

Already applied for a bursary prior to this date (26th of October, 2022)? If you have applied for a bursary prior to this extension of the eligibility of these bursaries your application will still be accepted, and no re-submission is needed. However, if you want to provide more information in the light of these changes in eligibility, please do so before the bursary submission date.


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

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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