FEMS provides grants for European and non-European Early Career Scientists to support their attendance at the World Microbe Forum (including the 9th FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists), 20 – 24 June 2020, online.

Each grant provides a waiver of the registration fee.


Application is open until 18 March 2021

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 in one of the FEMS topics
  4. Attend the World Microbe Forum 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:

  1. The summary above outlines the information on eligibility, please consult the Grants Regulations before submitting your application.
  2. To submit a grant application, make sure you have submitted your abstract (see abstract submission) in one of the FEMS topics (see tracks and topics) before 18 March 2021.
  3. Then, submit your application for the Congress Attendance Grant, also before the deadline of 18 March 2021.
  4. You will receive information on the outcome of your grant application before 1 April 2021. Use this information to register to the Congress.

Make sure you register no sooner than you have received information on grant approval from the Congress Secretariat. The grant involves a waiver of the registration fee, so successful applicants do not need to pay the registration fee in advance.

If you have any questions regarding use of the abstract submission site, please contact technical support at asm@support.ctimeetingtech.com.

Contact ASM and FEMS staff at program@worldmicrobeforum.org.

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