Awards

James Zimmerman Prize

The James Zimmerman Prize (JZP) reflects the pioneering contribution of Dr Zimmerman in the field of superconducting electronics. The primary criterion for the JZP is significant contribution to novel SQUID-based and new generation of sensor developments, and applications in the field of biomagnetism.

Criteria:

  • There are no explicit constraints with respect to career stage, but senior post-doctoral level or higher is expected.
  • We require three letters of support from scientific peers in the field of biomagnetism, no longer than 1000 words each, as well as the candidate’s full CV. These need to be submitted as one PDF document.
  • The letters of support must highlight single or sustained contributions that significantly transformed, or are about to transform, the field of superconducting electronics for biomagnetic research. 
  • The contents should be comprehensible to reviewers with a general background in biomagnetism, but without expertise in the specific research area of the candidate.
  • Scientific evidence should be provided demonstrating how the contributions have transformed, or are about to transform, the field of biomagnetism, e.g. who has benefitted or will benefit from it; which novel scientific insights or applications have or may become possible with it, etc. Number of publications or impact factors alone are not considered to be significant indicators.

Prize winner:

  • The award winner will have the opportunity to present a scientific presentation during the Biomag meeting. If it would be possible for the winner to present his/her research at Biomag 2020 and the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering this will be cordially supported in order to promote research in the field of biomagnetism.
  • A commemorative plaque will be awarded.
  • £4000 prize plus free registration and £250 towards travel to the conference.

The closing date for submissions is Saturday 29 February 2020.

More information on the JZP can be found in the JZP Charter and IFMBE Agreement:

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Mid-career award

The Mid-Career Award (MCA) has been established to recognise one scientist in the mid-career stage, who has made significant contributions to the field of biomagnetism research and who is expected to continue making contributions to help this field grow in the years to come.

Criteria:

  • Although mid-career stage is not rigidly defined, candidates are expected to be at least at the senior post-doctoral stage, and below an established professorship. We expect this to be within 10 to 25 years after completing a PhD or MD. For candidates who are clearly outside these boundaries, this should be explicitly justified.
  • We require two letters of support from scientific peers in the field of biomagnetism no longer than 1000 words each, the candidate’s full CV and a self-statement. These need to be submitted as one PDF document.
  • The letters of support and self-statement should clearly highlight the impact of the candidate’s work on the field of biomagnetism, e.g. the impact of novel methodological advances (hardware, software) on research and applications; novel scientific insights into brain function; improvements of scientific standards in biomagnetic research, etc. Number of publications or impact factors alone are not considered to be significant indicators.
  • The contents of the letter of support should be comprehensible to reviewers with a general background in biomagnetism, but without expertise in the specific research area of the candidate.

Prize winner:

  • The winner will be selected by the Awards Committee in a meeting at the beginning of Biomag 2020.
  • The winner will be announced during the conference.
  • £4000 prize and a ticket to attend the main conference social event.

The closing date for submissions is  Monday 23 March 2020.

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Early Career Researcher Award

The Early Career Researcher Award (ECA) aims to support scientists at an early career stage who are embarking on a promising career in biomagnetism, and who have already demonstrated significant contributions to the field independently from their mentors.

Criteria:

  • Although not rigidly defined, it is expected that the ECA candidates will be post-doctoral fellows or junior faculty members at their institution. Candidates who are clearly outside these boundaries should explicitly justify this.
  • Candidacy for the ECA consideration should be self-nominated, and indicated at the time of abstract submission.
  • In addition to abstracts, a self-statement no longer than 500 words should be submitted, plus a full CV of the candidate’s.
  • Submissions will be reviewed and scored by all members of the awards committee, according to the criteria:

                – Novelty and innovation

                – Previous and future impact on the field of biomagnetism

                – Independence from mentors

Prize winner:

  • A group of 8 finalists will be selected for oral presentations in a dedicated ECA session.
  • Based on the talks in the ECA session, the three winners will be selected by all members of the awards committee, according to the criteria for the abstracts plus the quality of the oral presentation.
  • The winners will be announced during the conference.
  • £800 prize per winner plus a ticket to attend the main conference social event.

Submit your nomination for the early career researcher awards via your abstract submission.

Student Travel Awards        

It is imperative to our field to encourage the participation of trainees and emerging scientists. Thanks to the generosity of benefactors at the Platinum and Gold level, we are able to support the participation of younger members of the scientific community (pre-PhD, MD) through the travel awards. Together with the Scientific Program Committee, the awards committee will determine awardees based on the quality of the submitted abstract.

Criteria:

  • Candidacy for the Student Travel Award consideration should be self-nominated, and indicated at the time of abstract submission.

Prize winner:

  • Up to 10 awards will be offered.
  • Winners will receive free registration and £400 towards travel to the conference.

Submit your nomination for the student travel awards via your abstract submission.

Emerging Nations Awards

It is imperative to our field to encourage the full participation of the international community. Thanks to the generosity of benefactors at the Platinum and Gold level, we are able to support the participation of members of the scientific community from emerging nations through the travel awards. Together with the Scientific Program Committee, the awards committee will determine awardees based on the quality of the submitted abstract.

Criteria:

  • Candidacy for the Emerging Nations Award consideration should be self-nominated, and indicated at the time of abstract submission.

Prize winner:

  • Up to 5 awards will be offered.
  • Winners will receive free registration and £400 towards travel to the conference.

Submit your nomination for the emerging nations awards via your abstract submission.