FEMS Grants

FEMS grants

This meeting is selected by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to offer grants for event participation for Early Career Scientists.


Eligibility to apply for this grant, you would need to meet the following requirements:

  • be a member of a FEMS Member Society* or be recommended by such a member

  • be an Early Career Scientist**

  • be an Active Microbiologist

  • be presenting author at the meeting (oral or poster)

*Find out if your society is a FEMS Member at https://fems-microbiology.org/member-societies/

**These are active microbiologists who obtained the highest academic degree - Bachelor, Master or PhD - less than five years before the application deadline date or are Master's or PhD students. Periods of maternity/paternity leave, special leave or illness do not count toward this definition.

Microscopy of the Petri plate
Microscopy of the Petri plate

Application process

As an Early Career Scientist, you may be granted a maximum of 600 EUR and a minimum of 250 EUR for travel and accommodation expenses. The conference fee cannot be funded.

FEMS Grant application is part of the application procedure via the Registration and Abstract Submission Form (see Registration and Abstracts page).

The required documentation is as follows:

  • Curriculum Vitae (incl. list of publications)

  • Copy of academic degree (Bachelor, Master, or PhD)

  • Confirmation of FEMS membership

  • Requested funds with justification (free form)

white paper on brown folder beside silver laptop computer
white paper on brown folder beside silver laptop computer

Grant Schedule

After the conference, please complete the Expense Justification Form within 7 days and send it with copies of receipts to info@cbm2023.com. Please ensure you obtain total itemized receipts, as claims can only be settled with them.

The Expense Justification form can be found: Expense Justification Form

Grant Schedule
Grant Schedule

Additional benefits

As a FEMS Member Society member, you can:

  • benefit from the grant provided for this meeting (see Eligibility above)

  • apply for a range of other FEMS Grants

  • benefits/discounts off the registration fee for FEMS Congresses/Conferences

  • benefit from a 25% discount off a selection of Oxford University Press books