Imaging Awards

Each year, the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) recognizes and honors its users through the presentation of its annual Imaging Awards.

All listed co-authors on the winning awards will be recognized in a news story highlighting the prize and the author nominated to win will be presented with a certificate. The designated point of contact / corresponding author will also receive a small honorarium.

Best Electron Microscopy Publication Imaging Award 

Criteria

The award will be judged on the basis of a piece of original research in the physical and material sciences involving electron microscopy. Selection of the winner will take into account the impact level of the journal, the cutting-edge discovery of the research conducted, and all levels of innovation and sophistication required to obtain the image. Collaboration across disciplines is encouraged but not required for the submission. Consideration is given to publications whose work utilized multiple facets of the NDIIF.

Eligibility

  • Image must have been taken on a piece of NDIIF equipment.

  • Image must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal during the calendar year 2018.

  • Image must have been taken by a University of Notre Dame faculty member or student who is a co-author of the relevant publication.

Deadline

All nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 12, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Best Biological Publication Imaging Award  

Criteria

The award will be judged on the basis of a piece of original research with biological applications highlighting optical microscopy or InVivo imaging. Selection of the winner will take into account the impact level of the journal, the cutting-edge discovery of the research conducted, and all levels of innovation and sophistication required to obtain the image. Collaboration across disciplines is encouraged but not required for the submission. Consideration is given to publications whose work utilized multiple facets of the NDIIF.

Eligibility

  • Image must have been taken on a piece of NDIIF equipment.

  • Image must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal during the calendar year 2018.

  • Image must have been taken by a University of Notre Dame faculty member or student who is a co-author on the relevant publication.

Deadline

All nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 12, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Best Artistic Image

Criteria

The NDIIF appreciates that some images are beautiful but are not relevant for a research publication. Therefore, applications are invited for "Best Artistic Image," which recognizes NDIIF users for their ability to create art through the use of the facility's scientific equipment. Please note that this image does not require past publication in a research journal.

Eligibility

  • Image must have been taken on a piece of NDIIF equipment.

  • Image must have been taken during the calendar year 2018.

  • Image must have been taken by a University of Notre Dame faculty member or student.

Deadline

All nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 12, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Important Notes:

  • Awardees will be chosen by a Committee as appointed by the NDIIF Director.

  • Current NDIIF staff and steering committee members are eligible to apply.

  • People may apply for more than one award or be listed on multiple applications.

  • One representative of each winning publication will be required to present a short lecture on their research at a NDIIF event. More details to follow upon receipt of the award.

Previous Awardees

Past image award winners can be viewed here.

Questions?

For more information on any of the annual awards listed above, please contact imaging@nd.edu.