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Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:30 to Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 17:00

Applications for the RII Equipment Enhancement Fund proposals are now being accepted through UA Competition Space.

These grants are designed to add or augment research capacity through the acquisition of equipment for use by multiple investigators in shared facilities or approved university core facilities.

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:15 to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 23:45

The Microscopy Society of America is offering a $3000 undergraduate research scholarship. For additional details, please visit:

The application deadline is December 31, 2020.


Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 08:30 to Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 17:30

Applications for the RII Core Facilities Pilot Program are now being accepted through UA Competition Space. The CFPP is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:


Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 19:00 to Monday, November 16, 2020 - 19:00

The UA Microscopy Alliance website ( was built to make it easier for anyone to find the core facilities, microscopes, and experts on the UA campus. The website launched in the fall of 2013 and we are getting ready to build the next generation of the website.


Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 14:30 to Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 17:30

Leica Microsystems will be offering an on-site demonstration of their newest confocal, the Stellaris 5. The instument, in addition to XYZ and wavelength (spectral) resolution, offers TauSense which measures fluorescence lifetime resolution.


Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 13:15 to Friday, August 7, 2020 - 14:30

The constant improvement in quality and size of microscopic datasets, especially from 3D electron microscopy, leads to an increasing need for accurate, repeatable, and reliable image visualization and analysis.