FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Travel Award for Early Career Scientists
The FEMS-ASM Award supports the reciprocal exchange of one member from each organization to present his/her research at the other organization’s main conference. It has been designed to benefit early career scientists from both organizations by giving them the opportunity to present their work overseas and experience the best of microbiology in the partner country.
These awards are to support travel and living costs of the grantee only.
FEMS will select the member attending the ASM General Meeting occurring in 2022. Applicants should be microbiologists active in research and be current PhD (or equivalent) student or recipient of PhD within the past five years*. They should be members of a FEMS Member Society.
*periods of maternity/paternity leave, special leave or illness do not count toward this definition
ASM will select the member attending the World Microbe Forum occurring in 2021. Applicants should be microbiologists active in research and be current PhD (or equivalent) student or recipient of PhD within the past five years. They should be members of ASM.
Submit an abstract and travel award application via the abstract submission site for the meeting. Include the following documents when submitting:
- Name and FEMS Membership number;
- CV, including list of publications;
- Signed endorsement form
Past Winners of the Mäkelä-Cassell Awards
FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Valerie de Anda, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, USA
ASM-FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Mohd Zulkifli Salleh, Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Manchester, UK
FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Kana Morinaga
ASM-FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Ajijur Rahman
FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Ember Morrissey
ASM-FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Francesca Turroni
FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Clayton Caswell
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