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Awards & Grants

ESCMID offers abstract submitters for ECCMID 2021 the following grants and awards:

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

ESCMID offers over 100 young scientist members who submit an abstract an ECCMID Travel Grant covering full registration to the congress and a travel allowance of EUR 500. The application for ECCMID 2021 Travel Grants will open on the 11th January 2021 and will close on the 24th February 2021.

Application for a travel grant must be indicated during the abstract submission process. The presenting author is the one who is eligible for the grant.

In the case of multiple travel grant applications being made for one presenting author, the highest-rated abstract will be the one that is counted.

In order to be eligible for this grant, the candidate must be an ESCMID young scientist member starting on or before March 1, 2021 at 12:00 CET.

More information can be found on the ESCMID website.

As for ECCMID 2019 the printed Programme Book will only be available for ECCMID attendees willing to pay a € 20 donation. As usual, the ECCMID programme will be freely available on the ECCMID webpage in PDF format, as well as within the ECCMID app.

The revenues from this initiative will be used to directly support attendees who would otherwise not be able to attend the congress. These grants are awarded on a balance of criteria including age, ESCMID membership status, and country of origin. The grants will be used to cover the costs of travel, registration and accommodation for the recipients. We expect to reduce the total tonnage of paper and colour printing, at the same time offering more grants for those colleagues in need. This year we only have 1500 Paper Final Programmes, we therefore recommend to add your paper programme directly when registering.

Apply for a Programme Book Grant by clicking here.

The ISF/ESCMID Sepsis Award 2021 recognizes an outstanding sepsis abstract submitted to the 31th ECCMID 2021. All abstract submitters in the sepsis field are eligible for this USD 500 award, granted that they have ticked the box during submission indicating their candidature. ISF will review these sepsis-related abstracts and select a winner. More information can be found on the ESCMID website

As ECCMID moves to a hybrid format, with options for online participation, ESCMID is pleased to announce another grant initiative, where 21 full access online tickets will be granted to abstract presenters that cannot make it to Vienna to present their abstract. 

Online access will be granted to the grantees after the successful uploading of their abstract presentation(s) onto the congress platform.

Apply for the ECCMID 21 for '21 grant by clicking here.

This initiative is made possible with the generous support of faculty members from ECCMID 2019, who generously donated part or all of their travel reimbursements to support future ECCMID grants. A substantial contribution was also made from the ESCMID budget to support this initiative.