Early Career / Student Grants

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MedVetPathogens Early Career / Student Grants

MedVetPathogens 2020 is excited to announce that up to 10 Early Career Researcher Grants are available to suitable participants from the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS).

The applicant must be an active microbiologist and have obtained their highest academic degree (Bachelor, Master or PhD) less than five years prior to the application deadline date or is currently enrolled as a PhD student.

They must be the presenting author of an abstract accepted by the conference for an oral or poster presentation.

They must join or be a member of FEMS Member Society (you can join prior to applying) or be recommended by such a member. To find out if your society is a FEMS Member visit https://fems-microbiology.org/member-societies/

Registration, full payment and abstract submission must be made before the Early Bird Registration Deadline. Applicants who have not completed the full registration/abstract submission process will not be eligible for grant.

Each applicant’s eligibility, letter of support and abstract will be reviewed by the MedVetPathogens committee after registrations close. Successful applicants will be notified by ASN Events before the 31st August 2020.

Step 1: If you are not a member, join the FEMS Member Society OR be recommended by such a member (state name of member recommending you and society that they belong to in text box “FEMS Member Society to which you subscribe” in application form)

Step 2: Complete the following by the Early Bird Registration Deadline                                                                                                          (date available at http://www.medvetpathogens2020.org/registration/)

  • Register for the conference
  • Submit your abstract (you must be the presenting author)
  • Pay the appropriate Registration fee

Step 3: Obtain a supporting letter for your conference attendance and grant application from your Head of Department.

Step 4: Download and complete Early Career Scientist Application Form.

Email completed form and supporting letter to Conference Secretariat by Friday 21st August 2020, specifying in the subject header ‘FEMS Grant Application’

 Please note that conference organiser ASN events collates all forms, please do not send to FEMS.


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