Mightex Travel Awards

Mightex Travel Award is established to sponsor research students and postdoc researchers, who travel to academic conferences and present papers (oral or poster) based on research results using Mightex’s equipment.

 $500 USD each

The names, affiliations and submitted application notes (including photos, videos and diagrams etc) of all winners will be acknowledged/published on Mightex’s website.


Applicants must be:

  • Be full-time undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral researchers;
  • Be affiliated with an educational or research organization, anywhere in the world;
  • Present papers (oral or poster) at academic conferences based on research results using Mightex’s equipment;
  • Mention Mightex’s company name and product name in their presentation.

Application deadline:

Mightex Student Travel Award has no application deadline, and it is open throughout the year.

What you need to do

Eligible entrants are required to submit a short application note that includes:

  • Videos or photos with a brief description of how the unique solutions offered by Mightex are helping to shape scientific advances.

This may be accompanied by a PDF copy of their poster presentation or a summary slide of their talk.

Step 1: Complete the application form. The form must be signed by the applicant (i.e. the student), and co-signed by the student’s advisor or an authorized official of the educational organization;

Step 2: Upload the form and the following items:

  • Resume, including contact details such as mailing address, email address and telephone number.
  • Submitted conference abstract and details of the conference (dates, location, symposium name, etc.)
  • A 1-2-page report describing the research presented including details of which Mightex equipment was used.

Included in the report should be at least one (1) high-quality photo that illustrates or helps explain the results obtained. NB. This can be provided via email at a later date (after the conference has occurred).

Applicants are encouraged to contact Mightex if they have any questions. To submit your application, please go to the submission tab.

Previous Winners

Shuailong Zhang
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto (October 2019)

Optoelectronic tweezers based on patterned ıllumination for cell and micro-robotic manipulation 

Kim Gruver
Department of Biology
McGill University (May 2019)

Optogenetically eliciting precisely-timed action potentials in cerebellar purkinje cell axons 

Jeffrey van Haren
Department of Cell and Tissue Biology
UCSF (December 2018)
Spatial control of microtubule dynamics at the subcellular scale by patterned illumination 

Matthew Tran
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Toronto (July 2018)

Towards a microcircuit-based understanding of multiplexed spike code in the neocortex