Travel Awards

The ISME Travel Awards for Young Scientists

ISME will make funds available for young scientists to assist in covering their travel expenses to attend ISME17. The maximum grant will be:

• Germany € 100 
• Rest of Europe € 300
• Rest of the World € 800


The Grants are divided into:

  1. Student Grants:
    ISME student members currently engaged in research toward a higher degree: Masters or PhD
  2. PostDoc Grants:
    ISME regular members currently holding a PostDoc position for no more than 3 years*

The applicant must also be the first and presenting author of an abstract submitted to the symposium.


Applications for "The ISME Travel Awards" should include:

  • Applicants name and full contact details (full work address, phone number, email address) 
  • ISME membership number (can be found when login into your ISME account)
  • Gender, age and nationality
  • Supportive statement from current supervisor
  • Personal statement why you believe the Committee should select you for an award

All applications should be in a .pdf file format (no longer than 3 pages) with the filename containing the applicants' name as follows: 

You can upload your file when you submit your abstract. 

Important notes:

  • ONLY ISME members will be considerd for travel grants so make sure to become a member before the application deadline of 30 March 2018.
  • The travel grants will be distributed during the Symposium in Leipzig via PayPal or bank transfer. For safety reasons we do not distribute grants in cash. 
  • Being awarded a travel award does not automatically imply that you will be selected for an oral presentation at the conference. 

*counting from the last day of the conference, 17 August 2018.