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The Microanalysis Society provides a variety of awards annually to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of its members in the areas of scientific accomplishment, service, and leadership. Awards for scientific accomplishment are given annually to student members of the society to attend the annual or other MAS-sponsored meetings, to an early career professional who has already made outstanding contributions to the field of microanalysis, and to a professional who has made outstanding contributions over a sustained period of time. MAS also provides awards for outstanding papers at the previous year's annual meeting in four different categories. All award winners are recognized at the MAS Presidential Happening at the annual Microscopy & Microanalysis meeting.

MAS Distinguished Scholar Awards

These awards are presented annually to students presenting high quality technical papers with significant microanalysis content at the annual meeting. The award is comprised of complimentary registration and significant funds to defray travel expenses to attend the meeting. Application is accomplished by requesting consideration for a student award during the paper submission process. Qualified applicants must be full-time students at an accredited educational institution, must be first author of the paper submitted for consideration, and must present the paper in person at the meeting. MAS Distinguished Scholars receive invitations to attend MAS-sponsored functions throughout the week of the annual meeting, including the Presidents’ Reception and the MAS Social. The award winners are chosen annually by the MAS President.

MAS Student Scholar Awards

These awards are provided on an ad hoc basis to allow students to attend MAS-sponsored national and international meetings other than the annual meeting. Elegibility requirements and the application process are identical to those for the Distinguished Scholar Awards. The award winners are chosen through vote of MAS Council.

MAS Outstanding Paper Awards

These awards are presented annually to the authors of papers from the previous annual meeting judged to be best in each of four categories: student paper, contributed paper, invited paper, and instrumentation / software paper. Candidates for the MAS Outstanding Paper Awards are nominated, through consultation with symposium organizers and the MAS membership, by the MAS Awards Committee, then approved by vote of MAS Council.

Presidential Service Award

This award honors a member of MAS for outstanding volunteer service to the society over a sustained period of time. The award winner is chosen annually by the MAS President.

Presidential Science Award

This award honors a senior scientist for outstanding technical contributions to the field of microanalysis over a sustained period of time. The award winner is chosen annually by the MAS President.

K. F. J. Heinrich Award

Starting with the 2017 award, the criteria for the Heinrich Award will change to honor scientists with less than 15 years from their terminal degree in the field who has made distinguished technical contributions to the field of microanalysis.

This award honors a scientist under the age of forty for distinguished technical contributions to the field of microanalysis. The award winner is chosen annually by the MAS President.

Peter Duncumb Award for Excellence in Microanalysis

The Duncumb Award recognizes outstanding achievement over a sustained period of time in the field of microanalysis through technical accomplishment, leadership, and educational and professional activities. The award winner is chosen through nomination by the MAS membership and selection by vote of MAS Council.

Goldstein Scholar Award

The Goldstein Scholar Award is intended to promote career advancement for early career members of the Microanalysis Society, increase interactions of junior and established microanalysts, and to advance the state-of-the-art in microanalysis measurements. More information including who is eligible and how to apply is available here. The Goldstein Scholar award is co-sponsored by the Meteoritical Society and the publisher Springer.

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