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Joseph Goldstein Scholar Award

The Joseph Goldstein Scholar Award to promote early career advancement


SpringerMAS is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Joseph Goldstein Scholar Award, sponsored by the Meteoritical Society and the publisher Springer.  This new 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. Activities eligible for the awards are: (1) travel costs for the Goldstein Scholar to visit a microanalysis facility to make measurements that advance the Goldstein Scholar’s skills and/or the state-of-the-art in microanalysis;  (2) Travel costs / fees associated with attendance at a microanalysis school or training course, e.g., Lehigh Microscopy School, Hooke College of Applied Sciences, ASU, etc.. Up to five awards of up to $1000 each will be granted each year, with applications reviewed twice yearly in conjunction with the Winter and Summer Council Meetings.  All MAS members who are less than 5 years beyond their terminal degree, and who have not received a Goldstein Scholar award within the prior 5 years, are eligible to apply.  A one-time renewal for current awardees who need to make a return visit for additional measurements will be considered, in cases where this will have a clear impact on the results obtained, e.g., equipment failure on the first visit.


The Joseph Goldstein Scholar Award application consists of four parts:  

1. 1 page proposal that includes the following information

  • Applicant Name:  Micro Analyst (MAS Member)
  • Affiliation / Contact info:  Department X, Esteemed University or Laboratory, Anytown, AnyCountry.  Telephone #, email address.
  • Activity to be funded:  List (1) name and date of training course or (2) type of microanalysis measurement to be made and name of host institution and principal investigator.
  • Activity Details:   Provide a ~ 500 word description of the task to be completed.  For training courses, provide a statement of what skills the course addresses, and the perceived impact of the new skills on the applicant’s on-going or future research.  For travel for microanalysis, provide a statement of how the measurements will impact the applicant’s on-going or future research, and how the measurements will advance the state-of-the –art in microanalysis.  If possible, also include a statement of how the collaboration benefits the host institution, e.g., the applicant brings unique samples that broaden the research of the host PI.

2. 1 page CV

3. Letter of Support from the Applicant’s Organization:  a brief letter of support from the applicant’s advisor or supervisor

4. Letter of Support from the Hosting Organization:  a brief letter of support from the host institution / PI.

Parts 1, 2 and 3 should be emailed directly from the applicant to  Part 4 should be emailed by the host to  

The deadlines for applications are November 1 and May 1 of each year. 

Award notification will be made by December 15 and June 15.

Administration of Awards:

Funds will be provided on a reimbursable basis after travel or proposed activity is complete and the travel/expense receipts are submitted.  In addition to the receipts, the awardee will need to provide a brief summary (<500 words) of how the award was used and resultant gain in knowledge / research products.

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