The 2024 IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference will be held from 11th to 13th June 2024 in Montréal, Canada (IMBioC 2024, It envisages holding several exciting student programs including PhD Student Initiative during the conference to maintain the interest of the rapidly increasing RF/microwave student community.

The plan of the PhD Student Initiative is to support at least 20 PhD students from Universities worldwide who wish to participate in the conference.

The main goal of the Initiative is to support doctoral candidates in radiofrequency and microwave technologies for biomedical applications and to expose them to conference content that may inspire them to produce high-quality research work and specialize in this field. Provided that there is a sufficient number of applicants, at least 20 awards will be given to the PhD students from Universities at locations worldwide. The awards will cover the registration fees. The number of entries from each affiliation would be limited in order to diversify the overall program, i.e., each research group/educational institution may submit up to 3 applications. 

To qualify for an award:

  • All applicants must be IEEE MTT-S Student Members at the time of the application submission.
  • Past PhD students awarded with the IMBioC PhD Student Initiative are not eligible.
  • The recipients of MTT-S Fellowships/Scholarships are not eligible.
  • It is not mandatory for the recipient to present a paper.
  • Successful applicants are expected to be present in person at the Conference.
  • All applicants must send the application form to all the Initiative Organizers (see the e-mails below) together with a recommendation letter from their supervisor by the 30th of April 2024.

Conference Steering Committee Members who will be responsible for the PhD Student Initiative:

  • Prof. Milica Popovic (
  • Prof. Alessandra Costanzo (
  • Dr. Giacomo Paolini (

Click HERE for Application Form