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 7 May 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 May 7, 2021, 6 p.m. ET/12 a.m. (midnight) CET
  3. Then, submit your application for the Congress Attendance Grant in the same abstract submission area, also before the deadline of May 7, 2021, 6 p.m. ET/12 a.m. (midnight) CET.

The grant involves a waiver of the registration fee. All participants that register before 11 May, will be entitled to the Early Bird fee. Successful applicants of the Congress Attendance Grant can receive a refund for their registration.

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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