Research and Training Grants

Research and Training Grants (formerly known as FEMS Research Grants) are meant to assist early career scientists in pursuing research and training at a European host institution in another country than their own country of residence. These grants are intended to support travel and living costs of the Grantee only. Support is limited to a maximum of  € 4 000.

New simplified grants

In the light of our 2015-2019 strategic framework – which extends our traditional focus from microbiology research to include Member microbiologists in education, policy, business and the wider public – we have simplified our grants portfolio to accommodate these changes. However, rest assured that all of the grants in our former programme are still available, – albeit under slightly different names. If you have any queries please contact Lotte Nielsen via email.


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 be a resident in a European country or a country that has a FEMS member Society.

Grant Application

Complete applications should be submitted on or before the deadlines as given in the grants overview.

As we are reviewing the grants administration, it is not possible to apply at this moment and not all documents are available yet. We will announce publication of these documents and opening of the online submission on this page and on the News section of this website.

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