ESTI Research Support Programme 2022


General Information

The ESTI is seeking to promote research in thoracic imaging and will award up to three researchers financial support to develop projects.



Application is closed.


Winners 2022

We would like to congratulate the following three winners:

Potential of photon-counting detector CT with ultra-high-resolution and 1024-pixel image matrix for the assessment of interstitial lung disease in patients with systemic sclerosis
Lisa Jungblut, Zurich/CH

Automated quantification of the airways T2 MRI signal intensity volume in Asthma
Ilyes Benlala, Bordeaux/FR

Benefit of annual screening with chest CT for the early detection of malignancy in patients after lung transplantation
Ruxandra-Iulia Milos, Vienna/AT


The application should include

A) A brief curriculum vitae, with relevant previous clinical work and research experience included.
B) An outline of the project including the title of the project, keywords, background, rationale, objectives, methods, and impact of results /clinical relevance (max. two A4 pages).
C) Your membership certificate of the current year.

In order for the application to be judged purely on its clinical and scientific merit, the project outline and title must not enable the applicants’ institution or co-investigators to be identified and should not include the names or any reference to previously published papers by the applicant or applicant’s group. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from consideration for the grant.

All three files should be sent as PDF files to the ESTI Office ( by Friday, September 30, 2022.
The winner will be announced on occasion of the ESTI Winter Course 2022. Respective notification emails will be sent within December 2022.


Research Support Programme Outline

The ESTI will devolve the sum of up to Euro 15.000 to this initiative divided into a maximum of three grants of Euro 5.000 each. The sum will be awarded directly to the ESTI member or may be (on request) transferred to his/her department/university.

Funds will be transferred to recipients with the following time scales:
– 40% when the research begins, as communicated by grant recipient;
– 30% after six months activity, upon presentation of interim results;
– 30% when the research has been accepted for publication in a peer-review journal.

The paper arising from the research should initially be submitted to European Radiology, European Radiology Experimental, Insights into Imaging or the Journal of Thoracic Imaging. Only if rejected by two of these four journals may the paper(s) be submitted to other international peer-review journals published in the English language.
Each paper that will be published using data from the funded research must include the following acknowledgement: “This research was partially/totally funded by the Research Support Programme awarded by the European Society of Thoracic Imaging”.

The project must also be submitted for oral presentation at the ESTI meeting within 12 months of being awarded the support. The congress registration fee for the presenter will then be waved for this meeting.

Winners will be notified in advance and are encouraged to participate in the upcoming ESTI General Assembly for the official award.

Further inquiries should be addressed to the ESTI Office via