FEMS Affiliates Letter August 2017 (special issue) - Page 6

GRANTS COrner FEMS 2017 Congress grantees Post on our Opportunities Board! 7th Congress of European Microbiologists: 9-13 July 2017, Valencia, Spain Do you want to promote your event, job, funding or interesting projects on our website to the wider microbiology community? This year, we provided 224 grants for European and non-European early career scientists to support their attendance at FEMS 2017. By investing in microbiologists, we seek to actively encourage and advance the future of microbiology. Here’s what some of our Congress grantees had to say about FEMS 2017. Doganhan Er - Turkey “This grant has helped me come to the Congress and it allows me to discuss microbiology with microbiologists all over the world and helps me promote my work with other poster presenters especially. I had previously taken a Meeting Attendance grant for an ESCMID meeting in 2014 in Spain and this is my second meeting helped by FEMS and it’s great. I have been to two international conferences and I have come both times because of FEMS.” Ina Gajic – Serbia “This is my first time at a FEMS Congress and I’m very excited to be surrounded by all these posters and research. Without this grant, I wouldn’t be able to come to all this. I’m very grateful.” 6 Opportunities Dasel Mulwa Kaindi – Kenya “I wanted to gain exposure to new technologies and network with others and seek collaboration opportunities; without them, we are not able to work.” You can do this on our Opportunities Board! Here you can find FEMS-sponsored events and funding, as well as many other exciting jobs, events, courses, resources and funding opportunities from the microbiology community. Adding your opportunity on our Opportunities Board is easy! All you have to do is register for a free FEMS account and follow our Contributor Guide and video guide to create and share your opportunity to the wider microbiology community on our website. Obinna Ezeokoli – South Africa “The grant has helped me to showcase my work and is an opportunity to meet scientists in the field and to give me new ideas.” Trang Phan – The Netherlands “I’ve been listening to many talks and I’ve been inspired.” Carmen Lopez-Joven – Chile “I wanted to come because of the topics here.” AUGUST 2017