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Microbial Diversity 2021
Advances in Microbial Diversity

Virtual Event

December 14-15, 2021

Awards


MD2021 FEMS Grant Regulation
FEMS provides grants for 25 (twenty-five) European and non-European Early Career Scientists to support their attendance at the Advances in Microbial Diversity, 6th International Conference on Microbial Diversity (MD21), FEMS-GO-2021-017).
This award is intended to support the attendance costs of Early Career Scientists (ECR). Guidance on how to advertise this opportunity to attendees is part of the Meeting Organizer Toolkit at https://fems-microbiology.org/fems-activities/grants/fems-meeting-grants/meeting-organizer-toolkit/

You are an elegibile if you are

  1. 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. An active microbiologist;
  3. The first author of a submitted abstract.


What you need to to to apply for the FEMS grant

  1. Tick the participation at the FEMS grant application when submit your abstract
  2. Sign the Early Career Scientist Application Form:
  3. Provide a short CV including list of publications
  4. Send the application form and CV to secretariatmd21@simtrea.org until 20 September 2021, NOT to FEMS.

 
When will you know if you received the grant

Your application will be avaluated from the MD21 FEMS Grant Committee and you will receive the acceptance notification within 10 October 2021.
If you will be one of the twenty-five successful applicants you do not need to pay the registration fee in advance.
If your application will not be accepted you can still pay at Early rate (50 euros) till 31th October, 2021.
For more information, please contact: secretariatmd21@simtrea.org

NOTE
Only if you will be present at the MD21 Conference you will receive the grant allocated to you.

Download the template to access to FEMS Grant Application

 


ICFMH awards information

The International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH) of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) will sponsor a Student Video Competition.
The topic of the competing video presentations should be in the area of food microbiology and hygiene. The purpose is to encourage students and recent graduates to present their original research.

This competition is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students, including those who have graduated not more than one year prior to the deadline for submitting abstracts.
The entrant must be the first author of the abstract, submit the video according to rules described in the Abstract submission section and finalize the registration procedure, including payment for attending Microbial Diversity 2021.
Participants may enter only one abstract in the competition.
Competition entrants chosen as finalists will be notified of their status by the chairperson of the Student Video Award Committee.

Judging Process
Judging Criteria
Abstract – Clarity, comprehensiveness, and conciseness
Scientific Quality – Adequacy of experimental design (methodology, controls, replication), extent to which objectives were met, difficulty and thoroughness of research, validity of conclusions based upon data, technical merit, and contribution to science.
Video – Organization (clarity of introduction, objectives, methods, results, conclusions) and quality of presentation (audio-visual effects, editing skills).

Announcement of Awards
The names of finalists will be announced at the closing session of the Microbial Diversity 2021. The winners of first, second, and third place awards will be presented with prizes of 250, 150, and 100 euros, respectively, and framed certificates. All finalists are expected to be connected at the closing session. 



SIMTREA awards information

SIMTREA will sponsor a Scientist Video Competition.
The topic of the competing video presentations should be in the area of agricultural, food and environmental microbiology. The purpose is to share and disseminate frontier results within the microbiologist community.
This competition is open to all participants. The entrant must be the first author or the corresponding author of the abstract, submit the video according to rules described in the Abstract submission section and finalize the registration procedure, including payment for attending Microbial Diversity 2021.
Participants may enter only one abstract in the competition.
Competition entrants chosen as finalists will be notified of their status by the chairperson of the Student Video Award Committee.

Judging Process
Judging Criteria
Abstract – Clarity, comprehensiveness, and conciseness
Scientific Quality – high impact to the specific research field and contribution to science
Video – Organization (clarity of introduction, objectives, methods, results, conclusions) and quality of presentation (audio-visual effects, editing skills).

Announcement of Awards
The names of finalists will be announced at the closing session of the Microbial Diversity 2021. The winners of three areas (agricultural, food and environmental microbiology) will be presented with prizes of 200 euros each and framed certificates. All finalists are expected to be connected at the closing session.