Meeting Attendance Grants

Meeting Attendance Grants enable early career researchers to attend microbiology meetings worldwide to network, collaborate and keep abreast of new developments in their field. Support is limited to a maximum of € 600.

Eligibility

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 and a presenting author (oral or poster) at the meeting. Applications to attend FEMS-sponsored meetings will not be considered as applications for support to attend these meetings should be made directly to the meeting organizer.

Grant Application

Complete applications should be submitted on or before the deadlines:

  • 1 March for meetings that will be held within a year from the following 1 May
  • 1 September for meetings that will be held within a year from the following 1 November

You can apply for Meeting Attendance Grants starting 1 January 2018 via FEMS Grants Online. See more information about the grant and how to apply in the FEMS Grants Regulations.

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