FEMS Research Grants

FEMS Research Grants are meant to assist early career scientists in pursuing research up to 3 months in a European country different to that in which the applicant resides. These grants are intended to support travel and living costs of the Grantee only.


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, at least one year before applying and be a resident in a European country or a country that has a FEMS member society.

Grant Application

Applicants should first read the regulations and apply through the online grant application system as mentioned below. Approved applications should arrive at FEMS Business Office before the deadline (01 December and 15 June). Support is limited to a maximum of  € 4 000.


The FEMS Grants Board reviews all eligible applications and makes grant proposals. The Executive Committee makes the final decision. FEMS will inform the Delegate about the decision who will in turn inform the applicant.

Online Documents

FEMS Research Grants Regulations

These documents can also be obtained from the FEMS Business Office or the FEMS Delegate.

Go to the online grant application system

To apply, follow the link to the online grant application system


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