ESGAR Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award is a recognition award to acknowledge promising young abdominal radiology researchers. It can serve as a stepping stone to further develop their research career in abdominal radiology. Selected Rising Stars will receive their award on occasion of the ESGAR Annual Meeting.

The Rising Star status includes following benefits:

  • Free registration for the Annual Meeting
  • Participation in the Award ceremony during the Annual Meeting
  • Presentation of his/her research work during a lecture session at the Annual Meeting

Candidates for the Rising Star Award:

  • Are ESGAR members in good standing for at least two years
  • The Rising Star Award applies to radiologists within 10 years after completion of training
  • Have been actively involved in ESGAR ( by attending ESGAR annual meetings and/ or workshops either as delegate, active presenter, or faculty member)
  • Have an active research portfolio and at least 1 publication as first author in a journal that is ranked in Q1 of the Clarivate Ranking 2022
  • Can be at any career level. A PhD degree is beneficial but not mandatory
  • Have their main residence and workplace in Europe


Awardees can self-nominate.

Following documents are requested:

  • A summary curriculum vitae (use of this template is mandatory).
  • A short letter of motivation (max. 1 page), briefly explain the following:
    1) why you feel this Award should be assigned to you 2) what this Award would mean to you/your career, 3) what your professional plans are for the future)
  • A nominator letter of support from a National Radiology Society Committee member or their institutional Head of Department.

Please combine these three documents into one single pdf and send to:

Reference: ESGAR Rising Star + your name

Application Deadline: May 17, 2023  (for Rising Star Award at ESGAR 2024, May 28-31, Gothenburg, Sweden)

Application for 2024 is closed - thank you for your numerous submissions.


The recipient is selected by the ESGAR Executive Committee on recommendation of the Research Committee based on the curriculum vitae of the applicant (track record in research, grants and honours, and publications), motivation and indicators of developing scientific independence.


CV (up to 15 points)

  • ESGAR involvement (up to 5 points)
  • Scientific work - publications, presentations, grants, awards etc. (up to 10 points)

Motivation (up to 5 points)

Sum: (up to 20 points)


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