Young Investigator Award – YIA

The EMIM Young Investigator Award 2022 will be presented to an early stage researcher for her/his extraordinary, original, and innovative research presented within the scope of the EMIM 2022. Application for the YIA 2022 must be done during the first call for EMIM 2022 abstract submission (with deadline 7 Dec. 2021). 

In accordance with the review outcome the three best YIA applicants are invited to present their work during the final plenary session in Thessaloniki scheduled for 18 March 2022. The YIA Committee decides on-site on the winner.

Eligibility criteria

  • doctoral degree should be less than five years ago or not yet achieved (reference date 15 March 2022)
  • submission of an abstract for oral presentation within the deadline 7 Dec.
  • the applicant must be listed as first, main, and presenting author of the abstract.

Selection and evaluation procedure

The applicant’s abstract/research was evaluated by at least ten independent reviewers during a double blind reviewing process in regards to: 

  • Originality of content – Original in terms of technique or application or both. 
  • Soundness of conclusions – Do the results support the conclusion? 
  • Importance – Significance of results, potential implication on other work 
  • Quality – Quality of methodology and data, clarity of presentation

Registration Grant

+++ Deadline for application: 18 January 2022 +++

Registration Grants are preferably given to early stage researchers from developing countries and are presented in terms of one FREE REGISTRATION to the EMIM 2022. 

Please note: The grant is not meant as award for excellent science and shall accordingly not be added to your CV in that way!

Who shall apply? You are at an early stage of your research carreer and/or (preferably) from a developing country? You are eager to join the EMIM in order to learn and put your findings up for discussion but you have difficulties to cover your expenses as it is unlikely that your institute is supporting your participation? 

Eligibility criteria

Your application should content

  • why it is important for you to get financial support (max. 1/2 page) 
  • brief notice on your current research activities including the title of your abstract (4-5 sentences)
  • place of work and current position
  • your contact details
  • date of birth
  • status (student, PhD student, postDoc etc.)
  • copy of ID card

Assessment criteria

  • age and status (student, PhD student, postDoc etc.)
  • travel distance 
  • country
  • motivation

Application Template

Your application has to be sent via email to the attention of Irene at the ESMI office.

Poster Awards

Particular attention has been paid to the best possible way of the presentation of your posters: two poster sessions are scheduled – with no competitive sessions in parallel – in order to enhance knowledge exchange between senior and junior researchers, to provide you with the opportunity to put your work up for discussion, and the other attendees with the possibility to discuss your findings. 

Guided thematic poster walks are scheduled. Each poster walk is chaired by two chairpersons and will result in one ESMI Poster Awards 2022. The poster awards will be presented during the awarding and farewell session scheduled for Friday 18 March 2022.