Abstract Awards and Grants

Abstract Awards and Grants Submission is Closed 

The Abstract Awards and Grants submission process has changed for World Microbe Forum. While submitting your abstract, you will also have the option to select what awards or grants you'd like to apply for, and will be able to upload any supporting documents. ASM and FEMS offer the following abstract awards and grants to help offset the costs of attending and presenting at the World Microbe Forum. 

ASM Awards

Outstanding Student Poster Award

Sponsored by ASM and determined by the ASM Microbe Program Committee, these awards highlight outstanding abstracts presented by students, residents, or medical/clinical fellows. All abstracts submitted by the deadline will be considered for these awards. Student abstracts that are accepted into the program and have checked the OSPA box during submission will be judged by senior scientists for this coveted acknowledgment. One per ASM Track and FEMS Topic will be awarded and recognized during the meeting.

To qualify for consideration, the applicant must:

  • Submit an abstract for World Microbe Forum. 

Award: Outstanding Student Poster Award Recognition

Application Deadline: Mar. 18, 2021, 6:00 p.m. EST/12:00 a.m. CET

FEMS Grants

FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Abstract Award for Early Career Scientists

The FEMS-ASM Award supports the reciprocal exchange of one member from each organization to present his/her research at the other organization’s main conference. It has been designed to benefit early career scientists from both organizations by giving them the opportunity to present their work overseas and experience the best of microbiology in the partner country.

To qualify for consideration, the applicant must be:

  • A microbiologist active in research and current Ph.D. (or equivalent) student, or recipeint of Ph.D. within the last five years.
  • current ASM member at the time of World Microbe Forum. 
    Please note: Applications are to be submitted prior to knowing whether your abstract has been accepted for World Microbe Forum.

Award: Complimentary meeting registration

Application Deadline: Mar. 18, 2021, 6:00 p.m. EST/12:00 a.m. CET

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