KNVM: Kiem Award

Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Microbiologie

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Grant amount: €500

Anticipated deadline: Dec 15, 2020

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Research Scientist Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Netherlands

Location of residency: Netherlands

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The KNVM/NVMM science committee makes the Kiem Awards (EUR 500) available for the best first publications written by young microbiologists, whom are society members and are at the start of their microbiology career.

The prizes, which were first awarded in 2000, are named Kiem, which is Dutch for 'germ' (germination). Every year during the KNVM/NVMM Scientific Spring Meeting up to three prizes are awarded, one each in the categories:

  • General microbiology
  • Medical microbiology
  • Microbial ecology

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


  • Applicants should be early career microbiologists who are at the start of their microbiology career.
  • Submission should be from the applicants first publication.
    • The publications must have been published less than a year ago in an internationally renowned academic journal with the candidate is the first author.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be members of KNVM.