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FEMS Meeting Grants


FEMS supports selected meetings within the European Area with a Meeting Grant. Scientific conferences, laboratory workshops and training courses will be considered for such support. The maximum amount of a Meeting Grant is € 15 000.


The Meeting Grant may only be used to support the attendance of:

  • Early Career Scientists (minimum of 60% and a maximum of 80% of total grant value) and
  • Invited Speakers (minimum of 20% and a maximum of 40% of total grant value)

On special request by the organisers and upon approval by the Grants Secretary, the total grant amount can be used to support young scientists only.


Organisers of events seeking support from FEMS should first inform themselves of the  regulations governing FEMS Meeting Grants.

FEMS Central Office should receive the completed application form on or before 1 March of the year preceding that in which the meeting takes place.


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. This Board formulates its recommendations to the Executive Committee, which makes the final decision, usually in April of each year. This decision will be communicated to the event organisers soon thereafter.

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...'. 


A calendar of FEMS-sponsored Meetings is maintained online.

Important for grant round 2016 
(deadline of 1 March 2016)

At this moment, we are reviewing the Meeting Grants administration which will be slightly modified as per the 2016 grant round. We will keep you informed about changes in the Meeting Grants.

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