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Evaluation Committee

Joint Committee by ESOR and the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna:

T. Helbich, C.J. Herold, C. Loewe, D. Prayer, S. Trattnig, V. Vilgrain


Alexander R. Margulis Fellowship

On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Prof. Alexander R. Margulis, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) is proud to announce the launch of a new fellowship aimed at young radiologists from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe who recently completed their board certification or are about to complete their residency soon.

Fellowship in MR-Imaging
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided therapy, Medical University of Vienna (Austria)

Chair: Prof.Dr. Christian J. Herold

Number of available places

During 2021/2022 one place will be available for either a radiology resident in his/her 4th or 5th year of training or a fully trained radiologist in his/her first three years after board examination from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. ESR 2021 membership is required.


  1. This programme is aimed at ESR radiology resident members in their 4th or 5th year of training as well as ESR full radiologist members in their first three years after board certification from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
  2. The applicant should specify an area, organ or organ system of interest in order to optimize the MRI training effect.
  3. He/She should have basic skills in medical database handling and an interest and basic skills in scientifc presentations and publications.
  4. The applicant should be fluent in English, a basic command of the German language would be desirable but is not obligatory.
  5. The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for an interview via Skype or Zoom.
  6. The ESR membership fee for 2021 must be settled.

Duration and funding

The fellowship will commence on September 15st, 2021 and run until August 31st, 2022. The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact period stated as any postponement is not possible.

The fellowship will be supported by the Alexander R. Margulis grant which supports the fellow’s travel and accommodation expenses during the training period. ESR cannot guarantee that the grant will cover these costs in full. During the period of the training that fellow is responsible for covering his/her expenses and his/her own health insurance. The grant (€3,000 per month) will be paid out on a monthly basis.

Programme structure

Dedicated to the ground breaking clinical and scientific achievements of Professor Alexander R. Margulis, MD, a world-renowned radiologist and MRI expert, this fellowship will provide applicants with a twelve-month training in clinical MRI as well as in planning, performing and publishing MRI research projects.


After successful completion of the one-year training and the submission of a written report on the reserach activities performed during that period, the trainee will receive a certificate from ESR/ESOR and the Medical University of Vienna (Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy).