Science Communication Award
We recognize Europe-based microbiologists at any stage of their career that apply science communications and public relations to contribute significantly to the public discourse about science and evidence.
The Prize consists of:
- FEMS will promote the communication activity (e.g. webinar or campaign) to its community in an appropriate way, e.g. via FEMS channels
- A plaque
- € 1,000 prize money towards campaigning
- The deadline for nomination is 1 May in uneven years.
- Following selection by the FEMS Awards Board and approval by the FEMS Directors, FEMS will contact all applicants before 1 June in the year of the application.
Who is eligible?
- persons or groups active in any field of microbiology and science communication related to microbiology
- persons or group promoting public understanding of microbiology topics by Europe-based microbiologists at any stage of their career
- member of a FEMS Member Society
The Award will be announced at the upcoming FEMS Congress.
How to apply
You can apply via our awards submission system. In order to apply, you need a FEMS profile/account.
- Please create an account here or login with your credentials here.
- Once logged in to your FEMS profile, you can access the nomination forms for our Awards via this link.
Make a nomination
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 Science Communication award nomination form link
- fill in the form, save your progress and come back to it and once you are ready – Submit
Previous Science Communication Awardees
2021 – Cláudia Godinho
Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
Claudia has demonstrated a passion for science communication, contributing to International Microorganism Day since its beginning and her enthusiasm for getting the public excited about microbiology were recognized by the Awards Committee. Her aim is now to expand International Microorganism Day to a younger audience.
FEMS Microbes are excited to present their latest thematic issue, focusing on bacterial-viral co-infections. Host and microbial factors are critically important for influencing the severity and outcome of infection. Interactions between microbes is an understudied yet important aspect to this process.