FEMS Grant

The 15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics – ECFG15 was selected by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to offer grants for congress participation for Early Career Researchers**.


To apply for this grant, you have 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.

** 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.

Application process

The FEMS grant will allow the ECFG Organizing Committee to financially support a maximum of 20 participants. The selected participants will receive 400 euro each to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

If you are interested and eligible, please submit a completed ECFG15 Grant Application Form (please download here) to ecfg15@sapienzainnovazione.it, within 15th September 2019.

The form must be accompanied by:

  • a certificate showing your academic degree;
  • a recommendation letter by a FEMS member, if applicable;
  • your abstract for an oral or a poster presentation; in case the applicant has already registered her/himself and has submitted an abstract, please provide only the Order number.

The ECFG scientific committee will be responsible for receiving and assessing the applications. All applicants will receive the output of the assessment (Go/No Go) within 25th September 2019.

The financial support will be indicatively provided, by the ECFG Organizing Committee to selected participants, within 15th November 2019.

Additional benefits

As a FEMS Member Society member, you can:

  • benefit the grant provided for this meeting (see Eligibility above)
  • apply for FEMS Grants
  • benefit a discount off the registration fee for FEMS congresses
  • benefit a 25% discount off a selection of OUP books