FEMS Grants

FEMS is a sponsor of the Power of Microbes 2019 Symposium, and offers to support the attendance of  Young Scientists.


FEMS is a federation of microbiological societies in Europe. It encompasses member societies from numerous European countries. A full list of Member Societies, FEMS vision, activities and news can be found at the FEMS website: fems-microbiology.org.

FEMS Grants

This meeting is selected by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to offer grants for congress participation for Early Career Researchers*.

Early Career Scientist Meeting Grant (ECSMG) Eligibility

To apply for thitis grant, you would need 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 at https://fems-microbiology.org/member-societies/
**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.


Please submit a completed ECS Meeting Grant Application Form  if you are eligible, and wish to apply for the FEMS Young Scientists Meeting Grant. Download and fill out the application form and send it to e-mail:
powerofmicrobes@hmd-cms.hr, together with a copy of the abstract. Please send all required documents in a single pdf file. Please include in the e-mail subject “FEMS YSMG application”.

Deadline: February 15th, 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

Organised by Croatian Microbiological Society, Czechoslovak Society for Microbiology, Croatian Society of Biotechnology, Croatian Society of Viticulture and Enology, Hungarian Society for Microbiology, Slovenian Microbiological Society, Serbian Society for Microbiology, Turkish Society of Microbiology.
Under the auspices of Međimurje County.
Supported by Croatian academy of Engineering, European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association (EBTNA), Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP), The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) and Municipality of Sveti Martin na Muri.