SCANDEM Travel Grant

Scandinavian Society for Electron Microscopy

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Deadline: Apr 30, 2021

Grant amount: €500 - €1,000

Fields of work: Physics

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher, Working Professional, PhD Student

Funding uses: Conference

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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SCANDEM (Scandinavian Society for Electron Microscopy) was founded October 16, 1948, at the Research Institute of Experimental Physics in Stockholm. It has since then served as an active organization focusing on all aspects related to microscopy. This includes developments of the technology, specimen preparation techniques, applications in material and life sciences and new types of microscopy. Most of the members, more than 300 in 2012, come from universities, research institutes and industries in the Nordic countries. To promote the knowledge of microscopy in this environment the Society is coordinating a number of activities:

  • An annual SCANDEM meeting is organized by a local committee. This 3-4 days event alternates between the Nordic countries. It covers all aspects related to microscopy and lectures are given by Nordic as well as invited non-Nordic scientists. All participants are encouraged to bring posters, which are discussed in special sessions, and a few poster prizes are normally awarded. SCANDEM also sponsors the participation of students at the meetings by giving travel grants. A highly valued event at the SCANDEM meetings is the commercial exhibition at which companies in the field have an opportunity to present their products.
  • SCANDEM is supporting courses in different fields of microscopy.
  • Grants for attending conferences, courses, workshops, etc are given yearly.

SCANDEM is a member of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM), and of the European Microscopy Society (EMS). Today SCANDEM includes all the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), and has also members from other countries.

The by-line "Scandinavian Society for Electron Microscopy" was in 2002 changed to "Nordic Microscopy Society".

Travel Grants

Travel grants can be applied for taking part to a SCANDEM congress or other microscopy related meetings, or for visiting microscopy laboratories in order to learn new methods. Following amounts of travel grants can be applied: up to 500 € for meetings or laboratory visits in Europe, up to 1.000 € for meetings or laboratory visits outside Europe.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Travel grants are available for young scientists (PhD students and PhDs up to 10 yrs from dissertation) and technicians who are members of the Nordic Microscopy Society, to attend SCANDEM annual meeting, other microscopical meetings or for laboratory visits, within or outside Europe. 
  • Budget request:
    • Up to 500 € for meetings or laboratory visits in Europe.
    • Up to 1.000 € for meetings or laboratory visits outside Europe.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be a SCANDEM members. One can apply to become a member at the same time as the application is sent.


  •  Membership can be applied together with a grant.
    • However, priority will be given to applicants who became SCANDEM members in the preceding year, or earlier.
  • Grants for participating SCANDEM meetings have priority.


  • An applicant who received SCANDEM travel grant in the past two years is not eligible to apply for a new grant.