Members of FEMS Member Societies can apply for grants for research and training, or for support when organizing or attending a meeting – including our Member Societies’ national and regional congresses. Every year we support meeting organizers and early career researchers and enable experts to share ideas and promote excellence in science. You do not need to be a member of a FEMS Member Society to apply for a Congress Attendance Grant.
Our 2015-2019 strategic framework extends our definition of microbiology research to include Member microbiologists in education, policy, business and scientific communication. Further information about the grant opportunities we provide, including application deadlines, can be found on the following pages:
- Research and Training Grant
- Meeting Organizer Grant
- Meeting Attendance Grant
- Congress Attendance Grant
APPLY FOR A GRANT
To submit a grant application, please apply via FEMS Grants Online. The summary above outlines the information on eligibility. Links to the documents required to support your application are below.
When applying for a FEMS Grant, please see the Grants Regulations. During the application process, we will ask you to complete and upload supporting documents. You can find all of these templates in the table below.
|RESEARCH & TRAINING GRANTS||meeting organizer grants||Meeting attendance grants||CONGRESS ATTENDANCE GRANTS|
|Project Proposal||Application Form||Supervisor Endorsement||Supervisor Endorsement|
|Early Career Scientist Meeting Grant Application Form|
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