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Young Investigator Award

The prestigious ESMRMB - Young Investigator Award offers young researchers a unique platform to stand out from the crowd in a specifically highlighted session format. Becoming a YIA  finalist is bound to boost a career!

The ESMRMB announces the competition for the Young Investigator Award for the 2016 Vienna Meeting. The competition is open to young clinicians and scientists at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.

Applicants must fulfil the following criteria:
•    Be under 35 years of age as per January 1, 2016
•    Member of the ESMRMB
•    Submission of a CV to ESMRMB Office, indicating excellence in performed MR research
•    Submit an abstract of a Scientific Session communication as a first author via the electronic abstract submission system. In order to access the abstract submission system, please click here. (Submission closed)
•    Publication in 2016, 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 by April 6, 2016. Please note that this is a major criterion for eligibility. Please also note that the publication or submitted manuscript can be a report on original research or a review. Check for detailed information on submitting a manuscript to MAGMA

The major criteria for the selection of finalists are the overall achievements of the candidates in MR as documented in the CV (incl. a publication list) and the quality of the published or submitted paper in MAGMA.
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 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

The YIA finalists will be notified during the abstract notification process in July 2016.

Submission of a manuscript to MAGMA:

Submission already closed!

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    relatedto biology and medicine
•    Study of animal models and intact cells
•    Reports of clinical trials on humans and clinical validation of magnetic resonance protocols

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to

Abstracts must be submitted via the ESMRMB abstract submission tool:

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Statements of past YIA winners:

Henk JMM Mutsaerts, 1st prize winner, 2015
"Getting this award really felt like an acknowledgment of my passion for research. The ESMRMB is a nice
and cosy conference, many people go here for the ability to really have the time to meet collaborators
rather than having to run a marathon between different sessions. I always learn a lot during these
conferences which I can then apply in current and future projects."

Ali Özen, 2nd prize winner, 2015
"It was wonderful to have my work included in this year’s ESMRMB YIA contest. I am humbled, honored, and grateful to have been selected as the second prize winner. 
I take this great opportunity to improve my work with higher motivation and reach an academic excellence in research. I will proudly acknowledge this award in my future career steps and the grant applications.”

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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