50 Editors of FEMS Journals Waive Their Fees To Make More Grants Possible


We are extremely grateful to the 50 handling editors of the FEMS Journals who each waived their fee for handling manuscripts.

This money resulted in an extra 7500 EUR for the last round of Research and Training Grants. In total, over 75000 EUR was awarded to 22 grantees, meaning the fee waivers made it possible to support three extra early careers scientists through this round of grants.

Research and Training Grants assist early career scientists in pursuing research and training at a European host institution in a country other than their own country of residence (and, exceptionally, to support research and training projects outside Europe). These grants may be used to contribute to travel, accommodation and subsistence costs of making the visit. Support is limited to a maximum of €4000.


Applicants should be active microbiologists, having obtained their highest degree less than five years prior to the application deadline date or be a PhD student. They should be a member of a FEMS Member Society. You can find a detailed overview of the requirements for this grant in the FEMS Grants Regulations.


Grant Application

Complete applications should be submitted on or before:

  • 1 January for projects that will start within a year from the following 1 March
  • 1 July for projects that will start within a year from the following 1 September

You can apply for the upcoming round of Research and Training Grants via our Grants Online submission system.



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