FEMS Outstanding Early Career Microbiologist Award

We recognize excellence in microbiology and its contribution to society through our high profile awards programme. This Award in particular aims to recognize Early Career Researchers that have realized an excellent body of (published) research and research potential. The nomination can be based on a single exceptionally significant achievement or the aggregate of a number of exemplary achievements.

Frequency: biennially

Who is eligible?

  • microbiologists within 5 years of receiving their highest qualification/PhD*
  • active in any field of microbiology
  • member of a FEMS Member Society

*periods of maternity/paternity leave, special leave or illness do not count toward this definition

Timeline

  • The deadline for nomination is 4 weeks before the abstract deadline of the FEMS Congress, which is held every uneven calendar year.
  • Following selection by the FEMS Awards Board and approval by the FEMS Directors, FEMS will contact all applicants at least 1 week before the abstract submission deadline of the FEMS Congress.

What does an Awardee receive?

  • a free registration and travel grant to attend the FEMS Congress, provided they give an oral presentation (10 minutes) at this Congress
  • FEMS will give the awardee recognition by promoting the presentation through its channels

How to apply

You can apply via our awards submission system. In order to apply, you need a FEMS profile/account.

  1. Please create an account here or login with your credentials here.
  2. Once logged in to your FEMS profile, you can access the nomination forms for our Awards via this link.

Nominate a person

You can also find the application forms at any time within your FEMS profile/account:

  • login to your FEMS profile
  • then under ‘Announcements’ click on the ‘Nominate for an award’ link
  • select the Outstanding Early Career Microbiologist award nomination form link
  • fill in the form, save your progress and come back to it and once you are ready – Submit

Read the Awards Regulations

Previous FEMS outstanding Early Career Microbiologist Awardees

2021 – Dr Elisa Granato

Research Fellow at the University of Oxford

Her achievements in the field of microbiology, in particular in the fields of bacterial ecology and evolution led to her being recognized with this Outstanding Early Career Microbiologist Award. Read more about Elisa’s award and research here.

 

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