Grant funding available to assist early-career microbiologists in pursuing research for up to three months in a European country different to that in which the applicant resides.
- Funding body:
- Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS)
- Maximum value:
- € 4,000
- Application deadline:
The Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) is a membership organisation bringing together 50 member societies from 36 European countries, supporting over 30,000 microbiologists. The Society’s aim is to advance microbiology in Europe by offering research grants and helping to inform and educate through publications, journals, conferences and teaching support.
The FEMS Research Grants are meant to enhance European microbiological research by assisting early career scientists in pursuing research at a host laboratory. They have the form of short-term fellowships with a duration of one to three months.
Eligible applicants are active, early-career 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 for at least one year before applying and be a resident in a European country or a country that has a FEMS member society.
An early career scientist can receive a FEMS Research Grant no more than two times and no more than €4,000 in total.
The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) will select one fellow per year for an additional grant of €1,000. Reciprocally, FEMS will provide such an additional grant to one fellow.
The maximum grant is €4,000.
The grant is intended to support travel and living costs of the Grantee only.
Terms and Conditions
Applications will be assessed on:
- The quality of the proposed research project.
- The available budget.
Applications should be submitted to the FEMS Central Office using the online grant application system.
Applications must include:
- A CV including a list of relevant publications.
- Copy of certificate of the highest academic degree obtained or a confirmation of PhD student status from the home university or institution.
- Letter of reference.
- A letter of acceptance from the host laboratory.
- Research project proposal.
- Official passport photograph of applicant.
There are two annual deadlines: 15 June (12:00 CET) and 1 December (12:00 CET).