Grants and Awards

The FEMS Conference is happy to offer the possibility to participants to win a conference attendance grant or the Prof. Armen Trchounian Poster Award. 

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Conference Attendance Grant
Prof. Armen Trchounian Poster Award


Conference Attendance Grant

FEMS provides grants for European and non-European Early Career Scientists to support their attendance at the Conference on Microbiology 2022, Belgrade, Serbia, 30 June – 2 July 2022.

Each grant provides a waiver of the registration fee and complimentary accommodation for the period of the conference.

  • grant application opens 4 October 2021
  • application deadline is 2 February 2022, 23:59 CET


Applicants for a FEMS Conference Grant should:

  1. be an early career scientist and thus should either have obtained highest academic degree (Bachelor, Master or PhD) less than five years prior the application deadline, or be a PhD student*
  2. be an active microbiologist
  3. be the first author of an accepted abstract for the FEMS Conference on Microbiology 2022
  4. attend the FEMS Conference on Microbiology 2022 and be a registered participant

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


  1. the summary above outlines the information on eligibility, please consult the Grants Regulations before submitting your application.
  2. to submit a grant application, make sure you have submitted your abstract by 2 February 2022, 11:59 PM CET
  3. During abstract submission, please submit your application for the Conference Attendance Grant in the same abstract submission area under 'Grants and Awards', also before the deadline of 2 February 2022, 11:59 PM CET

The following documents will need to be uploaded with the application:


The grant involves a waiver of the registration fee. All participants that register before 11 April, will be entitled to the Early Bird fee. Abstract submitters that apply for a Congress Attendance Grant should hold of registering for the Conference until they receive their Grant notification. Notifications will go out in March, so all abstract submitters can make use of the Early Bird fee.


If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Secretariat at


Prof. Armen Trchounian Poster Award

The Prof. Armen Trchounian Poster Award for early career microbiologists from developing countries highlights outstanding abstracts presented by students or postdocs. This award was established in memory of Prof. Armen Trchounian who gave a great contribution in physiology and metabolism, bioenergetics of fermenting microorganisms and biotechnology. 


To qualify for consideration, the applicant must be: 

  • a member of the FEMS Member Society at the time of Belgrade 2022 
  • a resident of a country in transition (Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Serbia, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine) 
  • a microbiologist active in research and current Ph.D. student, or recipient of Ph.D. within the last five years* 
  • abstract should be in one of the Topics Food Microbiology,  Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology, Industrial Microbiology, Advance Microbiology Techniques, Microbiomes and Microbiota and Miscellaneous 
  • a presenting author on an accepted abstract to Belgrade 2022

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


  • Prof. Armen Trchounian Poster Award Certificate
  • free registration to FEMS Conference in Tallinn 2024  


Application for this award can be made during abstract submission. Please indicate this by checking the respective box (and uploading relevant documents) at the end of the abstract submission process.
The submission deadline for this award is equal to the Abstract submission Deadline: 2 February 2022, 23:59 CET

The winner of the award will be announced during the closing ceremony at the FEMS Conference on Microbiology in Belgrade 2022. 

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