FEMS provides grants for European and non-European Early Career Scientists to support their attendance at the Conference on Microbiology 2022, Belgrade, Serbia, 30 June – 2 July 2022.

Each grant provides a waiver of the registration fee and complimentary accommodation for the period of the conference.


Grant application opens 4 October 2021
Application deadline is 28 January 2022, 11:59 PM CET

Applicants for a FEMS Conference 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 Conference on Microbiology 2022
  4. attend the FEMS Conference on Microbiology 2022 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 by 28 January 2022, 11:59 PM CET
  3. then, submit your application for the Conference Attendance Grant in the same abstract submission area, also before the deadline of 28 January 2022, 11:59 PM CET

The grant involves a waiver of the registration fee. All participants that register before 11 April, will be entitled to the Early Bird fee. Abstract submitters that apply for a Congress Attendance Grant should hold of registering for the Conference until they receive their Grant notification. Notifications will go out in March, so all abstract submitters can make use of the Early Bird fee.

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Secretariat at belgrade2022@fems-microbiology.org.

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