FEMS grant for Early Career Scientists


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


To apply for this grant, you would need to meet 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 prior to the application deadline date, or are a Master or PhD student. Periods of maternity/paternity leave, special leave or illness do not count toward this definition


Application process

If you wish to receive a grant for Early Career Scientists sponsored by FEMS, you must inform about it during registration (registration form here), and the required documents must be sent together with the abstract (click here)

Application should contain the confirmation of membership in a microbiological society and proof of registration at the conference, short CV containing confirmation of the status of a young scientist, and abstract of oral or poster presentation at International 9th International R. Weigl Conference.


The grant will include waiving the costs of the registration fee and providing accommodation in a student dormitory.


Deadline for FEMS grant application is April, 1. The awardees will be informed on May 1 at latest.

FEMS grant application form is awailable under the abstract submition link.


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