A number of EMS scholarships for congress participation at an EMC, EMS extension or other selected meetings are annually available via a fast track system for early stage career researchers under the age of 35 or a case-by-case system for all other applicants. The age limit of 35 years does not apply if the applicant had a carreer break, which will be taken into consideration. Application deadline is the same deadline as the ORIGINAL abstract submission deadline, unless otherwise specified. Each applicant must be registered at the meeting and present at least one abstract (poster or oral). Copy of abstract(s), registration details and proof of student or early stage researcher when applicable have to be added to the application. The application including a short CV (max. 1 A4) should be sent to the EMS Secretary. In case of large numbers of eligible applications, priority can be given to, e.g., PhD students, students not having received an EMS scholarship before, etc. Meetings not a priori selected by the EMS Executive Board are under normal circumstances not considered, but exceptions can be made upon special request of an individual researcher.
Only EMS members are eligible for EMS scholarships.
In 2020, following cancellation of EMC2020 in Copenhagen, the Virtual Early Career European Microscopy Congress 2020 - EMC2020 was held. EMS provided fellowships to cover the registrations of Early Career Scientists who would have attended and presented their work at this meeting.
In 2019, 21 scholarships of 300 € each have been awarded for participation at the EMS extension: 14th Multinational Congress on Microscopy (MCM2019), September 15-20, 2019, in Belgrade, Serbia.
Moreover, EMS was able to offer one scholarship for participation at: the Microscopy Conference 2019 (MC2019), September 1-5, 2019 in Berlin, Germany; the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2019 (M&M2019), August 4-8, 2019 in Portland, Oregon; the European Colloid and Interface Society Conference (ECIS 2019), September 8-13, 2019 at KU Leuven, Belgium; and the Electron Beam Spectroscopy for Nanophotonics 2019 (EBSN 2019), September 16-18, 2019 in Orsay, France.
In 2018, the European Microscopy Society (EMS) received 95 applications for participation at the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), September 9-14, 2018, in Sydney, Australia. From these, 24 scholarships of 900 € each have been awarded.
In 2017, the European Microscopy Society (EMS) has provided 36 scholarships of 250 € each for congress participation of early stage career researchers to one of the two EMC extensions: Microscopy Conference 2017 (MC2017), August 21-25, 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland or the 13th Multinational Congress on Microscopy (MCM2017), September 24-29, 2017 in Rovinj, Croatia.
In 2016, the European Microscopy Society (EMS) has provided 26 scholarships of 250 € each for the participation of early stage career researchers at EMC2016 in Lyon, France.
In 2015, the European Microscopy Society (EMS) has provided 30 scholarships of 250 € each for the participation of early stage career researchers at mmc2015 in Manchester, UK, and MCM2015 in Eger, Hungary.
In 2014, the European Microscopy Society (EMS) has provided 58 scholarships for the participation of early stage career researchers (197 € registration fee) at IMC 2014 in Prague.
In 2012, 27 extended scholarships (early career stage registration fee plus partial travel expenses) have been awarded to early stage career EMS members for presenting the results of a trans-European research collaboration at emc2012 in Manchester from 16 till 21 September, 2012. Also one scholarship was awarded to attend the Advanced Microscopy Winterschool at the ETHZ in Switzerland.
In 2011, 9 and 14 scholarships of 250 € each have been awarded for participation at the EMS Extensions MC 2011 (Kiel) and MCM 2011 (Urbino), and 1 scholarship for participation at the Summer School on Electron Microscopy (Leeds).
In 2008, EMS provided 33 scholarships of 300 € each for participation at EMC 2008.
In 2007, 5 scholarships for participation at the EMS extension in Prague, Czech Republic, were awarded. Moreover, with the support of FEI, EMS was able to offer 6 scholarships for participation at "Symposium C: Quantitative Electron Microscopy for Materials Science" at the MRS Fall meeting in Boston, USA .
In 2006, 5 scholarships for participation at the EMS extension in Lunteren, The Netherlands, were awarded. Moreover, with the support of JEOL, EMS was able to offer 10 scholarships for participation at the IMC16 in Sapporo, Japan.
In 2005, Euro 500 was set aside to waive registrations for participation at the EMS extension in Davos and in total 4 scholarships were awarded.