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ASM-FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell travel Award for Early-Career Scientists

The ASM-FEMS award supports one member from each organization to present their research at the other organization’s main conference. It has been designed to benefit early-career scientists from both organizations by giving them the opportunity to present their work overseas and experience the best of microbiology in the partner country.

Program Details

The ASM-FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell is worth up to $4,000 USD for FEMS members traveling to the ASM Microbe 2020, supporting travel and living costs of the grantee only.


An early career scientist eligible for the ASM-FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell Award should:

  • Be a current member of a FEMS full Member Society (please provide the ID number).
  • Be an early-career scientist (either with a Ph.D. obtained within the past 5 years or a current Ph.D. student).
  • Be the first author of an accepted abstract.


  1. Beginning November 15, 2019: Submit an abstract and travel award application via the abstract submission site.
  2. Include the following documents when submitting:
    • Name and ASM Membership number
    • CV, including list of publications
    • Signed endorsement form

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See a full list of FEMS Full Member Societies.

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