Travel Grants

Up to 23 Early Career Scientists (ECS), who wish to attend the 12th International Symposium on the Biology of Acinetobacter in Frankfurt, will be supported with a travel grant of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS).

Travel grants are conditional upon the acceptance of an abstract. For multiple-authored abstracts only the presenting author may apply for a travel grant.


The applicant has to be an active microbiologist and obtained his/her highest academic degree (Bachelor, Master or PhD) less than five years prior to the application deadline date, or be a PhD student, be a member of FEMS Member Society, and be presenting author of the abstract.

To file your application

Register and submit your abstract first. Then download and fill in the Early Career Scientist Meeting Grant application form:

Applications must be submitted only after submission of an abstract via email to the Organizing Secretariat ( and have to be accompanied by a supporting letter from the Head of Department. You will also need to state your abstract title upon submission of the application. Application deadline is April 30, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of May 2019.

 +++ Update: We were able prolong the application period for travel grants. The new application deadline is May 31, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified in July. +++


Checklist for application for Travel Grants

  • Abstract Submission (by email to
  • Registration for the congress (online)
  • a supporting letter from your Head of Department (by email to
  • a completed FEMS “Young Scientists Meeting Grant Application Form” (by email to This form should also be used for applications for registration only. If you are outside Europe and you don’t have a FEMS Member Society leave the respective fields empty.