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AMS Student Research Support Awards

March 2nd, 2014

The American Microscopical Society supports student research in several ways

  • Travel Awards to AMS / SICB joint annual meeting ($250)
    3–7 January 2015, West Palm Beach, FL (www.sicb.org)
  • Summer Research Fellowships ($1000)
  • Microscopy Training Fellowships ($1000)
  • Travel Awards to International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology ($1000)
    3–7 August 2014, Berlin (www.icim3.org)

For further information: contact AMS President Pat Reynolds
E-mail: preynold@hamilton.edu


AMS Annual Best Contributed Paper Award

April 24th, 2013

A certificate and monetary prize was awarded for the 2013 Best Contributed Paper presented orally by a student at the Annual Meeting (SICB/AMS) in San Francisco, California. Current students or graduates who have received a degree not more than 12 months prior to the meeting are eligible to compete for the awards. The work presented must be original and must be carried out principally by the student presenting the paper. Membership in AMS is not a requirement.

Winner 2013

Sarah Werning, Berkeley: Osteohistological differences between marsupials and placental mammals reflect both growth rates and life history strategies

Honorable Mentions 2013

Jenna Judge, Berkeley:  A 3D investigation of the morphology of the lepetellid limpets (Lepetella sierral): hypotheses on feeding ecology and symbiosis

Erin (Misty) Paig-Tran, University of Washington:  A filtration mechanism for large vertebrate suspension feeders: fluid flow and filter anatomy in the devil rays (mantas and mobulas)


AMS newsletter Fall 2012

December 28th, 2012

AMS newsletter Fall 2012


AMS Spring Newsletter 2012

June 21st, 2012

AMS Newsletter Spring 2012


AMS Annual Best Contributed Paper Award

February 16th, 2012

A certificate and monetary prize was awarded for the 2012 Best Contributed Paper presented orally by a student at the Annual Meeting (SICB/AMS) in Charleston, South Carolina. Current students or graduates who have received a degree not more than 12 months prior to the meeting are eligible to compete for the awards. The work presented must be original and must be carried out principally by the student presenting the paper. Membership in AMS is not a requirement.

Winner 2012

Caroline Harper: How nectar-feeding bats lab: nectar uptake and ingestion in Glossophaga soricina.

HARPER, C.J.*; SWARTZ, S.M.; BRAINERD, E.L.; Brown University, Providence; Brown University, Providence; Brown University, Providence caroline_harper@brown.edu

Honorable Mention 2012

Sarah Werning: Early evolution of elevated growth and metabolic rates in archosaurs

WERNING, S*; IRMIS, RB; NESBITT, SJ; SMITH, ND; TURNER, AH; PADIAN, K; Univ of California, Berkeley; Univ of Utah; Univ of Washington; The Field Museum; Stony Brook Univ; Univ of California, Berkeley swerning@berkeley.edu

See:  AMS Annual Best Contributed Paper Award for abstracts of these presentations.


AMS Summer Research Awards

February 15th, 2012

Access AMS Summer Research Awards online at:  amicros.org/studentfellowship.phpailable

The AMS Student Research Fellowship funds are designated for summer support of research projects involving microscopy. Two fellowships of $700 each are available. The funds may be used for summer support of any research project involving microscopy. Any undergraduate or graduate student member of AMS* is eligible to apply, with the exception of past fellowship recipients. Applications from undergraduates and those from graduates are assessed independently.

Deadline for applications:  March 25, 2012

*Click here to join, renew or check membership status.


AMS Fall Newsletter 2011

November 5th, 2011

AMS Newsletter Fall 2011


Increase in amount of travel awards

October 5th, 2011

AMS Student Member Travel Awards for SICB 2012

Late-breaking news!
Amount of travel awards increased by 50%. The amount of each of the six available awards has been increased from $100 to $150. If you are a student presenter of either an oral or poster session at SICB, Charleston, January 3-7, 2012, check http://amicros.org/?page_id=415 for application instructions.

AMS 2011 Summer Student Research Awards

August 7th, 2011

2011 Recipients

Caroline Harper
Brown University
Project title: The Morphology of the Brush-Like Papillae in a Nectar-Feeding Bat, Glossophaga soricina.

Fredrick Larabee
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Project title: Comparative study of ant mandible mechanical properties and performance.

Nathan Farrar
University of Alberta
Project title: Visualizing the structure of primary cilia in the osculum of the demosponge, Ephydatia muelleri.


AMS Annual Best Contributed Paper Award

August 7th, 2011

A certificate and monetary prize will be awarded for the Best Contributed Paper presented orally by a student at the Annual Meeting (SICB/AMS). Current students or graduates who have received a degree not more than 12 months prior to the meeting are eligible to compete for the awards. The work presented must be original and must be carried out principally by the student presenting the paper. Membership in AMS is not a requirement.

Follow link to application instructions