Application to the Summer School is open from 11 May to 1 June. Please note that late submissions cannot be accepted.
Applicants must be currently working in a postdoctoral position, or have completed a postdoc within a 5-year period before the end of the FEMS Summer School (i.e. during: 3 September 2017 – 13 September 2022). Please note, periods of maternity/paternity leave and/or long-term illness do not count towards this 5-year limit.
During the submission process, applicants are asked to provide:
- a CV
- a short letter of motivation (maximum 1 side of A4)
- a summary of their current and future research topics
- a letter of support from their supervisor/manager
Applicants will be selected on the basis of the merit of their applications in the areas listed below. An additional selection criterion will be to ensure geographical variety, reflecting the FEMS membership base with representation of many European countries and for a cohort that reflects the diversity of the microbiological community.
- quality and originality of their current and planned research
- evidence of interest and ability in the field of microbiology
- commitment to personal development
- significance and potential value of proposed future research topics
How to submit your application
- Log in to your FEMS user account. Don’t have one? Create your FREE FEMS user account.
- Once logged in, select the Summer School application form from the ‘Announcements’ section.
- Fill in the form. Want to save and come back to finish later? Just hit ‘Save’ at the bottom left corner of the form and you can come back later and continue the application by clicking on ‘My applications’.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you encounter any issues during your application.
Successful applicants will work collaboratively according to our values and policies in relation to diversity and creating a positive study environment. They will act as ambassadors engaging in FEMS and MedILS communications activities including, but not necessarily limited to, potential interviews, spotlights, photographs, video, or social media activity.
In our drive to streamline best practices, we have enacted policies that underpin the way FEMS as an organization does its work and interacts with its staff, the wider microbiological community, and the world. To ensure everyone is treated with dignity and respect, all attendees to the Summer School will be subject to our policies on equal opportunities and bullying and harassment.
We are proud to announce the publication of the Joint Thematic Issue on EU-Funded Yeast Biotechnology Projects. This is a collaboration between two of our Journals, FEMS Microbiology Letters and FEMS Yeast Research and features articles from biotechnology projects funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme.