General Funding
ISME has a yearly budget of 25.000 euro to sponsor your event in Microbial Ecology. Proposals can be directly submitted at the ISME Office by sending this ISME Sponsorship Application Form. Feel free to attach more information, such as preliminary programs, reports from previous meetings or a budget.
After consulting the Executive Board of ISME, the office will contact you with the outcome.

Please consider our requirements on the application form carefully before applying the proposal.

Ambassadors Funding
Smaller sponsorship amounts (less than 500 EUR) can be requested via the Ambassadors Program. Please contact your local/regional ambassador to discuss the possibilities. ISME handles these yearly and the whole year around. More info can be found at our ambassadors page

Development Fund
This fund is used for trainings, workshops, summer schools and/or masterclasses organized by national or regional microbiology societies worldwide. The fund has a strong focus on regions outside North America or Europe. and has a yearly budget of 60.000 euro in total.

Applications can be done directly at the ISME Office by the LOC chair or main organizer from the local society.

Promotional Fund
This fund is used to promote Microbial Ecology by supporting Visiting Scientists and organizing workshops at your local event (such as writing or "how to publish" workshops my our editors) The fund has a strong focus on regions outside North America or Europe and has a budget of 10.000 euro per year.

Travel Fund
During the ISME Symposia our association hands out several travel grants to students and postdocs. The amounts can vary between 200 and 800 EUR and the total budget is around 50.000 euro per symposium. Applications can be done via the symposium website.

Aid for virtual meetings
If you are in need of support with the organization of your virtual meeting, either financial support, or aid with logistical aspects of your meeting, you may call on ISME for help. For more information on how to apply, please view the virtual meetings support page. 

Funding from other associations
Please find information here for funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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