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Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 12:00 to Monday, February 22, 2021 - 23:00

The goal of this international competition is to identify and showcase scientific micrographs and movie clips. While there must be scientific content in the images, winning entries will also exhibit exceptional composition and other esthetic qualities. The competition, open to all types of microscopy, is divided into three categories:


Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 15:00 to Friday, February 12, 2021 - 13:15

The annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop (AIM) 2021 will be a virtual meeting this year. Registration for AIM is now open and FREE. The schedule is still coming together, but you can get a preview on the registration page below. There will be scientific sessions, breakout discussions, and vendor showcases, as well as opportunities for networking and other interactions. For those of you familiar with AIM, this will be a slightly scaled-down version of the live event, but we think it will retain the flavor, congeniality and excitement you have come to expect from AIM.


Friday, January 8, 2021 - 07:15 to Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 07:15

Over the course of 5 weeks, with one 90 minute webinar each week, our invited experts will introduce you and guide you through the advanced features of the tools and frameworks they develop, customize or use daily to handle “BIG DATA”! You'll be taken on a journey starting with an overview of different file formats and important pre-processing steps, continuing with registration and stitching and finally analysis workflows adapted to the unique challenges of BIG DATA.


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: