Important Dates

Fellowship Request Deadline:     15th May 2019

Notification of Fellowship:          30th May 2019

Additionally, Spanish scientific societies (SECyTA, SEProt, SEA, SEQA) and other institutions and national MS societies will also granted fellowships to students. In these cases, students must address to the corresponding society


 Guidelines and application form

IMSF calls for applications for the: Nico Nibbering Student Travel Awards

“Celebrating the joyous legacy of Prof. Nico Nibbering in international mass spectrometry through supporting the nexCall for applications – 2019 Nico Nibbering Travel Awards – IMSFt generation of mass spectrometrists from all over the world  to attend the International Mass Spectrometry School

The International Mass Spectrometry Foundation and the Organizing Committee of the 4th International Mass Spectrometry School (IMSS) invite applications for the Nico Nibbering Travel Award to support student participation in the 4th IMSS in Sitges (Barcelona, Spain), September 15-20, 2019.

Prof. Nicolaas (Nico) Martinus Maria Nibbering (1938-2014) was a Dutch chemist and pioneer of international mass spectrometry. In a career spanning over 40 years, Prof. Nibbering published more than 400 research articles making seminal contributions to our knowledge of ion chemistry and the development of instrumentation; including the design and construction of the first Fourier transform ion-cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer in Europe. Prof. Nibbering was a champion for mass spectrometry science and was central to forging an international community around this emerging discipline. Throughout his career he, along with his wife Tini, travelled extensively attending mass spectrometry conferences and workshops throughout Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Americas. His international network was central to the establishment of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation and is the reason the foundation is registered in the Netherlands. Prof. Nibbering was a passionate advocate for young scientists and supported the education and career-development of mass spectrometrists from many countries around the world through his mentorship and the delivery of education and workshop programs. The Nico Nibbering Student Travel Awards serve to honor his many contributions to international mass spectrometry and build on his legacy of supporting young scientists in this field.

More information on the life and work of Prof. Nico Nibbering can be found in the following articles:

Gross, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. (2014) 25: 1829-1831.
Heck et al., Mass Spectrom. Rev., (2014) 33: 415–416.

A retrospective by Prof. Nibbering on the development of the field of ion chemistry is available at:

Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Phys. 377, 10-22 (2015).




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