The Award was established to honour the contributions made by late Professor V.B.D. Skerman to microbial taxonomy, to the establishment of the WFCC World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM), and to the development of the WFCC.

10 PhD students will obtain financial support by waiver of registration fees for remote participation

Please email your application form to

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Application for Financial Support.doc

Besides your application please send:

- Current certificate of enrollment as a doctoral student; the certificate must indicate the validity of the studies.

We will accept applications from participants who are PhD students until June 30, 2023.