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About FEMS
About FEMS

We are leading the way in promoting excellence and equality in science, and in channelling high quality knowledge to solving today’s societal problems around microbiology. We do this by funding research, giving out travel and training grants to scientists, publishing our journals, running events, and managing collaborative projects with other partner organizations.

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FEMS Meeting Attendance Grants (March deadline)

Members of FEMS Member Societies can apply for our grants. Meeting Attendance Grants enable early career researchers[...]

FEMS Research and Training Grants (July deadline)

Members of FEMS Member Societies can apply for our grants. Research and Training Grants assist early career[...]

FEMS Summer School for Postdocs 2024

The FEMS Summer School for Postdocs recognizes 25 of the most talented and promising researchers from across the[...]

FEMS Microbiology Ecology Webinar on Polar and Alpine Microbiology

Embark on an icy exploration with the FEMS Microbiology Ecology Webinar on Polar and Alpine Microbiology, where[...]

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FEMS Journals and Open Access

Embracing an Open Future

All but one of the FEMS journals are now fully open access (OA), with one journal, FEMS Microbiology Letters remaining a subscription journal with free-to-publish and OA options. Open access is key to supporting the FEMS mission of disseminating high quality research as widely as possible: when high quality, peer reviewed sound science is open access, anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection, can read it.

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Stay Updated on FEMS Events!

We had such a great time at #FEMS2023 in Hamburg! Make sure you reconnect with all the memories with our highlights video. There is so much that we experienced together during our 5 days in this city.

We can’t wait to do it all again! Save the date for #FEMS2025, 13-16 July 2025 in Milan, Italy. Sign up to our events newsletter to stay updated with all our upcoming events.

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