Award Opportunities

WMIC Trainee Registration Grant

We are pleased to announce that the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) is offering a new WMIC Trainee Registration Grant to cover the cost of registration* for trainees who submit an abstract to WMIC in either general abstract or late breaking submission and are accompanied by a PI (who registers as a general member or general non-member).
To qualify for the grant:
– The applicant must be a trainee (Trainees include graduate students, postdoctoral researchers (up to 3 years from their post-graduate degree (PhD and/or MD)), residents, and those in a fellowship program. Trainees must upload verification of status when registering for WMIC or send via email to before registration will be accepted)
– The applicant must submit an abstract
– The applicant must include the name of their Principal Investigator in the applicable field within the abstract submission process
– The applicant’s abstract must be accepted by the 2023 Program Committee
– The applicant’s PI must register for WMIC 2023 as a general member or general non-member

Grants will be given out after both the general abstract reviewal process and late breaking reviewal process. If you have received the grant, your PI will receive an email with your discount code for registration.

*This grant covers the WMIC 2023 registration fee for trainees whose abstracts are accepted by the 2023 Program Committee and whose PI registers for WMIC 2023 as a general member or general non-member. This grant does not include travel and accommodations, poster printing, gala ticket, free drinks at the Pub Crawl, or free access to the Leadership Training Workshop.

For more information on this grant and how to apply, click here.

Student Travel Stipends

A major priority for the World Molecular Imaging Congress is to support the next generation of researchers in our field. Selection of Student Travel Stipend recipients will be based upon the abstract grade and ranking, current membership status as well as travel award application. 

Young Investigator Awards

The World Molecular Imaging Congress proudly recognizes the outstanding commitment to research and endeavor of the next generation of researchers. To honor distinction in their work, the WMIC will sponsor a Young Investigator Award contest. One finalist will be awarded $2,000 USD and will be given the recognition of presenting their talk during the Closing Ceremony, and two runners-up will be awarded $500 USD each. 

Women in Molecular Imaging Network Scholar Award

On behalf of the Women in Molecular Imaging Network Interest Group, the Women in Molecular Imaging Network Scholar Awards are presented to members of WMIS, ESMI or FASMI who are presenters of meritorious scientific papers at WMIC Annual Meetings. 

Poster Awards

The WMIS will continue its emphasis on recognizing work of high merit presented in the poster category through poster awards of $250. We anticipate awarding 10 such awards to recognize innovative science research by young investigators, including junior faculty. 

Industry Selected Poster Award

Abstract authors selected as poster presenters at the WMIC are now eligible to compete for a $250 travel supplement sponsored by our WMIC exhibitors. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to select a limited number of posters that represent ‘best’ utilization of their commercialized technology in molecular imaging research. Participation in this award track is entirely voluntary and requires specific actions to be completed prior to the deadline. 

WIMIN Outstanding Leadership in Molecular Imaging Award

The Women In Molecular Imaging Network (WIMIN) was created to foster the career development and advancement of women in molecular imaging through all stages of their careers, take an advocacy position within the WMIS on issues of importance to women in molecular imaging, provide leadership for career development opportunities for women in molecular imaging, and promote and recognize the professional and scientific accomplishments of women in molecular imaging.

With the Outstanding Leadership in Molecular Imaging Award, WIMIN wishes to recognize the immense commitment to leadership required to be a successful molecular imaging scientist/professional while tirelessly advocating for advancing women’s careers in academia and industry.

This award is intended to recognize an outstanding female molecular imaging scientist/professional who has furthered the advancement of women in STEM through leadership, mentorship, friendship, and active support of WIMIN’s goals and vision.

WIMIN Rising Star Award

With the WIMIN Rising Star Award, WIMIN wishes to recognize the contributions of exceptional early career women scientists (<10 years post-terminal degree, excluding periods of less than full-time employment) who are demonstrating outstanding potential for contributions to the field of molecular imaging. Awardees are required to be members of WMIS and WIMIN and active in molecular imaging-focused research or industry. 

MINT Top Abstract

The Molecular Imaging in Nanotechnology and Theranostics (MINT) special interest group of the World Molecular Imaging Society is holding its annual get-together at the World Molecular Imaging Congress.

As part of this event there will be six talks from junior trainees/investigators that will be carefully chosen from the many accepted Poster abstracts. The presentations will be judged and scored by a designated committee. These 5 minute talks will be in addition to the Poster presentation. The top three talks will receive cash prizes (1st place: $300, 2nd place: $200, 3rd place: $100) and a certificate. Those who are chosen to speak will be contacted.

Questions regarding Awards can be sent to WMIS at