FEMS Congress Attendance Grant

FEMS provides grants for European and non-European Early Career Scientists to support their attendance at the 10th FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS2023). Each grant provides a waiver of the registration fee.


Grant application with abstract submissions are now closed.

Applicants for a FEMS Congress Grant should:

  1. be an early career scientist and thus should either have obtained highest academic degree (Bachelor, Master or PhD) less than five years prior the application deadline, or be a PhD student*
  2. be an active microbiologist
  3. be the first author of an accepted abstract for the FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists
  4. attend the FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists and be a registered participant

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

The following documents will need to be uploaded with the application:

Abstract submitters that apply for a Congress Attendance Grant should hold off registering for the Congress until they receive their Grant notification.

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Secretariat at events@fems-microbiology.org.

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