Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Awards PhD Fellowships in Germany

Thursday, July 4, 2013
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards PhD fellowships to outstanding junior scientists (max. age: 27 years) who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project of approximately 3 years in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory.


Purpose To promote basic research in biomedicine by providing the best young, up-and-coming scientists with comprehensive support during their PhD phase.

Selection Criteria
The scientists in the Board of Trustees and the external peer reviewer evaluate applications according to the following three criteria:
  • the applicant's achievements to date (grades and curriculum vitae);
  • the scientific quality, e.g. originality and inventiveness, of the proposed PhD project;
  • the scientific standard of the laboratories in which the project is to be pursued.

Fellowship value 
The fellowship comprises a competitive monthly stipend that is initially granted for 2 years and that can be extended for up to another 12 months. Participation in international scientific conferences is also supported. In addition, fellowship holders are offered personal support, seminars to discuss their projects, communication training and alumni meetings, and thus can become part of a worldwide network.

Timing and selection 
Deadlines of application: 1 February, 1 June, 1 October of each year. Pre-selection takes place about 4 weeks after the respective deadline, and the final selection approximately 5 months after the respective deadline.


Click here for further details and application

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