The 16th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG16) is selected by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to offer grants for congress participation for Early Career Scientists*.


To apply for this 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 

**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. Periods of maternity/paternity leave, special leave or illness do not count toward this definition.

Application process

The FEMS grant will allow the ECFG Organizing Committee to financially support a maximum of 20 participants. The selected participants will receive 300 euro each to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

If you are interested and eligible, please submit a completed ECFG16 Grant Application Form (please download here) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., within November 15th, 2022.

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 registeredher/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. Allapplicants will receive the output of the assessment (Go/No Go) within December 1st, 2022.

Additional benefits

As a FEMS Member Society member, you can:

  • benefit from the grant provided for this meeting (see Eligibility above)
  • apply for a range of other FEMS Grants
  • benefits/discounts off the registration fee for FEMS Congresses/Conferences
  • benefit from a 25% discount off a selection of Oxford University Press books




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