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FEMS Meeting Attendance Grants


FEMS provides Meeting Attendance Grants to early career scientists working in Europe who wish to attend microbiology meetings that are not supported by a FEMS Meetings Grant. The maximum amount of a Meeting Attendance Grant is € 600, the minimum € 250.

Meeting Attendance Grants may support attendance at meetings worldwide but preference will be given to meetings within the European area.


Early career scientists wishing to apply for a Meetings Attendance Grant should first inform themselves of the regulations governing FEMS Meeting Attendance Grants. Complete applications should be received at FEMS Central Office on or before: 

  • 01 April 12.00 CET, for attendance at meetings beginning between 1 May and 30 September
  • 01 September 12.00 CET, for attendance at meetings beginning between 1 October and 30 April


Upon receipt of an application at FEMS Business Office, it is checked for eligibility and completeness. Complete applications are then submitted to the Grants Board. The FEMS Grants Board will review and judge the applications based on:

1. the applicant’s professional situation
2. the quality of the abstract(s)
3. the traveling mode and distance
4. the number of the same grants received by the applicant previously

Browse through our FEMS sponsored meetings calendar

Online documents

The regulations and application forms are available electronically:


To download these documents to your own computer: 'right' click with your mouse-pointer on the hyperlink and select 'Save Target As...'. 

Go to the online grant application system


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