Awards & Grants
ESCMID offers various grants and awards to support young and promising scientists as well as professionals residing in Low- or Lower-middle income countries (LMICs) to be able to attend the 34th ECCMID. It is important to support both the future leaders of our fields as well as those who may otherwise not be able to attend to promote the spread of scientific knowledge. You can read below about the opportunities available for the upcoming ECCMID.
Please note that it is not possible for a single presenting author to be awarded with more than one of the below grants in a single year.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email the congress secretariat at eccmidinfo[at]escmid.org
ECCMID Travel Grants
ESCMID offers 100 travel grants to Young Scientist Members who have an accepted abstract for ECCMID 2024. The travel grant covers full registration to the Congress and a travel allowance of 500 EUR. The applicant must be the presenting author of an abstract submitted for the 34th ECCMID as well as an ESCMID Young Scientist Member (approved membership starting on or before 4 January 2024 at 12:00 CET). Only the presenting author is eligible to receive the grant.
Applications for ECCMID Travel Grants are integrated into the abstract submission process and are open from 16 October until 1 December 2023.
The names of successful applicants may be published on www.eccmid.org and other ESCMID publications.
ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award
The ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award recognizes an outstanding sepsis abstract submitted to ECCMID every year. Applicants must be the presenting author for an accepted abstract in the field of sepsis submitted during the regular or late-breaking abstract submission periods.
The ISF (International Sepsis Forum) steering committee will review these sepsis-related abstracts and select a winner who will receive 500 USD. The ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award is presented during a symposium jointly arranged by the ISF and the ECCMID Programme Committee. The awardee must be present and give a short oral presentation on their research after the award ceremony. Their name and the title of the project will be published in the Final Programme of ECCMID, the ESCMID Yearbook and on the ESCMID website.
Applications for the ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award are integrated into the abstract submission process and are open from 16 October until 1 December 2023.
ECCMID Outreach Grant
The ECCMID Outreach Grant is aimed at supporting and promoting ECCMID participation from persons residing in Low- and Lower-middle income countries (LMICs). Grantees of the ECCMID Outreach Grant receive free registration as well as a stipend to be used to support their flight tickets and accommodation for attending the Congress.
ECCMID Outreach Grantees must live/work in a Low- and Lower-middle income country as indicated by the World Bank classification for the 2023 fiscal year. ECCMID Outreach Grant applicants must also submit an abstract in the regular abstract submission period (16 October - 29 November 2023) to be eligible. It is not required that the abstract be accepted into the final ECCMID 2024 programme.
Applications for ECCMID Outreach Grants are integrated into the abstract submission process and are open from 16 October until 1 December 2023.
ESCMID Foerderverein Grant
About the Foerderverein.
The ESCMID Foerderverein Grant is continuing for ECCMID 2024!
The Foerderverein Grant will again be used to support attendees residing or working in CM/ID in Low- and Lower-middle income countries (LMICs). Selected grantees will receive free registration to the Congress as well as having their flights and accommodation paid for.
Applicants must be ESCMID members, active in CM/ID and currently reside in an LMIC. Applicants will also be asked to provide a supporting letter by their institution or professor/attending as well as a formal motivation letter.
This grant does not require for applicants to have an abstract accepted or submitted to ECCMID to be eligible.
The applications will be reviewed after the deadline, and selected grantees will be contacted soon after. Applicants must have a valid ESCMID membership as well as reside in the countries listed here.
Applications to the ESCMID Foerderverein Grant is closed.
ESGEM Travel Grants
The ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers (ESGEM) is pleased to offer three Travel Grants (750 EUR each) to attend ECCMID 2024. Eligibility conditions are:
- Onsite participation
- The applicant must be a Young Scientist according to ESCMID standards.
- The applicant must be the presenting author of an accepted abstract.
- The applicant must be an ESGEM member and the topic of the research needs to fit ESGEM goals and mission.
Applications will be ranked according to the score of the accepted abstract, a motivation letter (explaining how the work fits ESGEM goals and mission and how the grant can support the applicant attending the meeting) and applicant provenience (applications from LMICs will be prioritized).
Please apply through the following form until the 1st December 16h00 CET. Only one application per participant is accepted. Applicants will be informed by email and this information will be disclosed through ESCMID and ESGEM channels.
EFWISG Travel Grant
The ESCMID Study Group for Food- and Water-borne Infections (EFWISG) is pleased to offer two Travel Grants (500 EUR each) to attend ECCMID 2024.
Eligibility conditions are:
- Onsite participation
- The applicant must be an ESCMID member with up-to-date membership fees and considered a young scientist at the date of ECCMID 2024.
- The applicant must be an EFWISG member (only members registered until the 1st December 2023 will be considered)
- The applicant must be the presenting author of an accepted abstract falling in the scope of EFWISG mission
Applications will be ranked according to: 1) the score of the accepted abstract; 2) a short motivation letter explaining how the work fits EFWISG mission; and 3) member provenience with applications from LMICs being prioritized. In case of a tie, priority will be given to the member with the earliest EFWISG registration date.
Please apply through the following form until the 29th February 16h00 CET. Only one application per participant is accepted. Applicants will be informed by email and this information will be disclosed through ESCMID and EFWISG channels.
You can submit your application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZ98kQaKchGEEzpTlPpNdRl1Kk0nHVtkWPBUXffWMuP80pCw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0