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Research Grants


FEMS Research Grants are meant to enhance European microbiological research by assisting early career scientists in pursuing research at a host laboratory. 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 Central Office before the deadline (01 December and 15 June). Support is limited to a maximum of  € 4 000.

Award Procedure

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. 

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) will select one fellow per year for an additional grant of € 1 000, the FEMS-ESCMID Fellow. Reciprocally, FEMS will provide such additional grant to one fellow, the ESCMID-FEMS Fellow. These joint fellowships will receive appropriate publicity through both organisations.


Online Documents

To download these documents to your own computer: 'right' click with your mouse-pointer on the hyperlink and select 'Save Target As...' (this option may also be called 'Save Link As...' depending on your browser). 

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

Go to the online grant application system


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