Travel Grants and awards

Travel grants for IMARS-15 

IMARS is pleased to offer travel grants for students and postdoctoral fellows to present a talk or poster at the conference in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Although our funding sources are very limited and we regret that we are not able to fund all applicants, the conference organizers are committed to providing support to as many eligible applicants as possible. Recipients of these grants should reside and work in countries where funding for participation in international meetings poses significant challenges.

Application Process:
Travel Fellowship Applications should be submitted by eligible individuals after the acceptance of a submitted abstract. The deadline to submit a fellowship application is July 1, 2024. The award of the travel grant is €500 for travel and/or accommodation.
Please click here to download the Application Form.

1. Applicant must be a current IMARS member. Applications will not be accepted from non-members; pending memberships do not qualify and must be paid in full prior to submission of an application.
2. Applicant must be listed as an author or co-author on the original submission of an abstract to IMARS-15.
3. Applicant must be registered in a degree program (undergraduate or graduate) or as a postdoctoral research fellow at an accredited educational institution at the time of the conference;
4. Applicant must be prepared to register for IMARS-15 by the early registration deadline of July 1, 2024, and plan to attend all 4-conference days
5. Any funded applicant failing to register for the conference by the early registration deadline of July 1, 2024 will automatically forfeit the funds so that another applicant can be awarded from among the original pool of applicants.
6. Applicant must be able to pay all expenses of attending the conference up front, including conference registration fee (as noted in #4 above), travel, accommodations and meals. Travel Fellowship funding will be processed after the congress, via bank transfer. The payment is settled in EURO (€). 
7. There are no restrictions as to how the award money should be spent. In the event travel support is obtained from other institutional sources, applicant should indicate what portion and how much is being applied for.
8. The award of the travel grants is at the discretion of the organizers.

Selection Process:
Applications will be evaluated based on the eligibility criteria mentioned above, as well as the applicant's need for financial assistance and the quality of the submitted abstract. Applicants can expect to be notified of the status of their application by the organizers of IMARS-15.

Contact Information:
For any queries related to the travel grant application process, please contact the organizers of IMARS-15

Encouragement for Diversity and Inclusion:
We are committed to diversity and inclusion. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Thank you for your interest in IMARS-15. We look forward to receiving your applications!

The information on this page is subject to change without notice, and all changed information will be considered final for the purposes of awarding and funding IMARS15 2024 Travel Fellowships.

Young investigator awards for best oral and poster presentations

The IMARS-15 Congress program offers emerging researchers a prestigious opportunity to kickstart or advance their international careers.
In a demonstration of the Society's dedication to nurturing future leaders, IMARS provides Young Investigator awards to eligible presenters aged 40 or under, based on a competitive selection process.

All applicants are required to meet the following specified requirements:
- Application for a Young Investigator award is restricted for IMARS members only
- Applicant must be listed as first author and serve as the presenter
- Presenters must be aged 40 or under at the time of presentation. The Young Investigator awards are granted at the discretion of the organizers

Award Details:
The Young Investigator Award consists of €500 for the best oral presentation and €250 for the best poster presentation in the category food and the category health and disease.

Announcement and Ceremony:
Awardees will be announced during the Closing Ceremony held on-site.

This initiative reflects our dedication to supporting the development and recognition of promising talent within the field. We encourage eligible participants to seize this opportunity to showcase their research and contribute to the advancement of magnetic resonance science.

Thank you for your valuable contributions to IMARS-15. We eagerly anticipate witnessing the impactful presentations and discoveries that will emerge from this esteemed event.