Federation of European Microbiological Societies

Grant amount: €1,000

Next deadline: Mar 10, 2020

Later deadlines: Mar 10, 2022

Applicant type: Research Scientist Faculty

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Europe

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FEMS is leading the way in promoting excellence and equality in science, and in channelling high quality knowledge to solving today’s societal problems around microbiology. It does this by funding research, publishing journals, organizing collaborative projects and partnering with other organizations.

The FEMS-Lwoff Award series was initiated in 2000 at FEMS’ 25th Anniversary. It was named in honour of the 1st FEMS President (1974-1976), Professor André M. Lwoff.

Winners receive:

  • A prize-lecture to be presented at our popular biennial Congress
  • A commemorative silver medal
  • An honorarium of €1.000
  • Up to five (for groups) free registrations to the FEMS congress.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The FEMS-Lwoff Award is awarded to a person, or group of persons for outstanding service to microbiology in Europe.
  • All fields of microbiology are considered. 
  • Nominees are preferably working and residing in Europe.
  • Members of FEMS Council, national microbiological societies, scientific groups, or individual microbiologists may nominate a candidate.


  • Members of the FEMS Executive Committee may not nominate candidates from their own country.