Research and Training Grants
Members of FEMS Member Societies can apply for our grants. Research and Training Grants assist early career scientists in pursuing research and training at a European host institution in a country other than their own country of residence (and exceptionally to support research and training projects outside Europe). These grants may be used to contribute to travel, accommodation and subsistence costs of making the visit. Support is limited to a maximum of €5000.
Applicants should be active microbiologists, having obtained their highest degree less than five years prior to the application deadline date or be a PhD student*. They should be a member of a FEMS Member Society. You can find a detailed overview of the requirements for this grant in the FEMS Grants Regulations.
*periods of maternity/paternity leave, special leave or illness do not count toward this definition
Complete applications should be submitted on or before:
- 1 January 23:59 CET for projects that will start within a year from the following 1 March
- 1 July 23:59 CET for projects that will start within a year from the following 1 September
How to apply
You can apply You can apply via our Grants submission system (open from 1 January 2022). In order to apply, you need a FEMS profile/account.
- Please create an account here or login with your credentials here.
- Once logged in to your FEMS profile, you can access the application forms for our Grants via this link.
You can also find the application forms at any time within your FEMS profile/account:
- login to your FEMS profile
- then under ‘Announcements’ click on the ‘Apply for a FEMS Grant’
- select the grant you wish to apply for
- fill in the form, save your progress and come back to it and once you are ready – Submit
The FEMS Journals Grants will award an additional € 5,000 to € 10,000 in funding to support and stimulate the professional development of early career scientists. This additional funding would not have been possible without FEMS Journals editors kindly waiving their annual remuneration fee for handling journal manuscripts. This additional funding will feed directly into the summer round of the FEMS Research and Training Grants and we are grateful to our editors for making this additional funding available.
All but one of the FEMS journals are now fully open access (OA), with one journal, FEMS Microbiology Letters remaining a subscription journal with free-to-publish and OA options. Open access is key to supporting the FEMS mission of disseminating high quality research as widely as possible: when high quality, peer reviewed sound science is open access, anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection, can read it.