The Science Communication Award from the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) recognizes the achievement of Europe-based microbiologists at any stage of their career in the public discourse about science and evidence. Candidates can apply or be nominated and must be a member of a FEMS member society. The Award provides additional promotion for the activity, a plague and 1000 EUR for further campaigning. Nominations close on May 1 of uneven years. The next nomination close on May 1, 2023.