ISMRM Benelux Pioneer Award 2019

ISMRM Benelux Pioneer Award 2019

The main aim of the Pioneer Award is to encourage young MR researchers to broaden their academic career and stimulate their scientific development and creativity, by providing a grant early in their careers and to make independent research ideas possible. Do not shy away from extraordinary ideas! We strongly encourage you to let your scientific imagination run free.

 !! Especially for clinical research plans, keep in mind that your project must be finished in one year. This means for example that a full patient study might be unrealistic, so adjust your time schedule accordingly! (e.g. pilot study, feasibility study or apply existing experiment in other group of patients.)

Information about the general procedure for the challenges can be found here.

You can download the application form for the ISMRM Benelux Pioneer Award 2019 here.

Specific requirements

  • The applicant must be a PhD student or have finished his/her PhD no more than two years ago, as of January 1st 2019
  • The budget is 25.000 euro and needs to be spent exclusively on salary of the applicant.
  • The proposal should be novel and cannot be directly related to the current PhD project or post-doctoral research.
  • There are no restrictions on the topic of the proposal but the content must be MR-related.
  • The proposed study must be completed before the date of the ISMRM Benelux 2020 meeting.
  • The applicant should be available to present completed results of the study at the ISMRM Benelux 2020 meeting.
  • The proposal contains the following parts :
    • Proposal (max 1 page, including images/figures)
      •  What is your idea? (project description, research question, hypothesis etc.)
    • Motivation (max 1 page)
      • 1 Why is your idea original?
      • 2 What is the value of your idea to the ISMRM Benelux community?
      • 3 What makes this proposal different from your current research
    • How are you going to perform your research? (max 1 page, including images)
      • 1 Time schedule
      • 2 Facilities needed
      • 3 Budget
    • Personal details (max 1 page) in a separate file
      • 1 Personal details
      • 2 Description of current research and former experience
      • 3 Date that PhD was finished or estimated time of finishing PhD
    • Reviewers will score on:
      • Originality
      • Feasibility
      • The difference with the candidates previous work
      • Value for the ISMRM Benelux community