ESMI Award for excellent PhD thesis

30 September 2019 - NEXT COLLECTION DEADLINE - 30 September 2019

From 2019 onwards the deadline for applications will be changed to 30th September each year. Thus all applications from 1st January 2019 until 30th September 2019 are eligible with a defence date within that period. For all subsequent years applications from 1st October until 30th September are valid with defense date within that period.

CONGRATULATIONS! The PhD Award for excellent PhD thesis 2018 went to Aleksandra Pekošak for her thesis on "Carbon-11 Labeled Amino Acids and Peptides: Chemistry and Applications". READ more about her work. Aleksandra gave an excellent plenary lecture in the scope of the EMIM 2019 in Glasgow.


The society's PhD Award for an excellent PhD thesis is offered for the purpose of encouraging and rewarding outstanding research in the broad field of Imaging Science conducted by our young members. We are happy to support and to dignify the efforts of our young members by raising awareness for their work and to acknowledge their contribution to the interdisciplinary research field.

We would like to invite all young scientists working in the broad field of Molecular Imaging to apply for the ESMI Award for excellent PhD thesis.


There is one ESMI award for excellent PhD thesis per year! Collection deadline is 30 September; applications can be submitted throughout the year!

Eligibility Criteria

  • The award application has to be submitted to the ESMI with deadline 30 September
  • Applications can be submitted throughout the year (October - September)
  • The date of defense of thesis has to be within the submission period (October to September per year)
  • The nomination has to be supported by the supervisor(s) of the nominee
  • The nominee is at the date of application not enrolled in a permanent position
  • Nominees need to be members of the ESMI
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  • All formal application requirements must be fulfilled

Nomination requirements

  • Only one candidate from one department (same supervisor) can be nominated per year
  • Nominations should be addressed to the ESMI office in writing via email
  • Applications can be submitted throughout the entire period (October - September)

Your application must include:

Application incl. letter of support can be either send by the applicant or the supervisor.

Successful candidates

  • you are invited to present your research within a Plenary Lecture at the EMIM - the ESMI's annual meeting
  • your excellent work will be acknowledged with 1000€
  • you will be acknowledged at the "winner" page of the ESMI website incl. the link to the fulltext of your thesis and the abstract of your thesis
  • one year ESMI membership incl. subscription to the MIB journal

Collection date/Deadlines for submission

Applications can be submitted throughout the year.To ensure a competitive momentum there is one collection date per year: 30 September each year.


Please send your application via email to the ESMI office:

Irene Simon

email: office(at)
phone: ++49 221 78966180


And do not hesitate to contact us for any further information you may need.