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Young Investigator Award

The prestigious ESMRMB - Young Investigator Award may present significant career benefits!

1st prize: € 1,000
2nd & 3rd prize: € 300

Extended deadline for submission:
April 14, 2015

The ESMRMB announces the competition for the Young Investigator Award for the 2015 Edinburgh Meeting. The competition is open to young clinicians and scientists at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels who fulfil the following criteria:
•    Be under 35 years of age as per January 1, 2015
•    Member of the ESMRMB
•    Submission of a CV to ESMRMB office, indicating excellence in performed MRI research
•    Submit an abstract of a Scientific Session communication as a first author.
•    Check the Young Investigator Award box at the relevant submission step of the abstract. (below)
•    Publication in 2015, or submission of a full manuscript to MAGMA (“Magn Reson Mater Phy”, the official journal
      of ESMRMB) in the field of the work of the submitted abstract before April 8, 2015. Please note that this is a
      major criterion for eligibility. Please note that the publication or submitted manuscript can be a report on original
      research or a review.

Submission of a manuscript to MAGMA:

MAGMA is a multidisciplinary international journal devoted to the publication of articles on all aspects of magnetic resonance techniques and their applications in medicine and biology. MAGMA currently presents short communications, full-length research papers, invited reviews, commentaries, and book reviews.

The subject areas covered by MAGMA include:

•    Advances in materials, hardware and software in magnetic resonance technology
•    New developments and results in research and practical applications of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy related to biology and medicine
•    Study of animal models and intact cells
•    Reports of clinical trials on humans and clinical validation of magnetic resonance protocols

For detailed information on MAGMA journal, please log into:

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to

Abstracts must be submitted via

Finalists will be selected on the basis of the quality of the full manuscript or their publication submitted as well as their excellence in MRI research. The winner will receive € 1,000, and the two other finalists € 300 each, the winner will be selected by a jury after presenting their work in a session at the annual congress. Each price may be awarded to a clinical, a preclinical or a basic science study. If you have any questions, please contact the ESMRMB Office at

Three Young Investigator Award finalists will be notified during the abstract notification process in July 2015.
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Statements of past YIA winners:

Manuel Taso, 1st prize winner, 2013

"Since then, people have very positive feedbacks about this award and I definitely encoursage young scientists to participate in this competition as it gives perspectives."

Uvo Hölscher, 1st prize winner, 2012
"The intense scientific discussion in the YIA competition has provided excellent feedback on my work and has given rise to new ideas for upcoming experiments. [...] When discussing my CV with experts from the himan resources sector I get very positive reactions on the award. From this perspective, I like to encourage my young colleagues to participate in the competition for boosting both their science and their career."

Hanno Homann, 2nd prize winner, 2011

"For me, the award has been a persuasive stepping stone to becoming a professional researcher in medical imaging."

Olga Tymofiyeva, 1st prize winner, 200

"Winning the YIA was a unique opportunity for me to promote my research [...]. Winning this award has helped my career by establishing a strong reputation in the MR community and served as a motivation boost for me to keep doing good science."

Thomas Kwee, 2nd prize winner, 2009

"This YIA finalist award was very important for my career, because it gave me a tremendous motivation to continue the work I was doing and it helped me to obtain grants for further research."

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