Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowships for International Applicants , and applications are submitted till 1 June, 1 October, 1 February of each year.The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards PhD fellowships to outstanding junior scientists who wish to pursue an ambitious project of approximately 3 years. Fellowship is offered to European citizens working in Europe or overseas, and to non-European citizens pursuing their PhD project in Europe. These PhD fellowships are provided to promote basic research in biomedicine by providing the best young, up-and-coming scientists with comprehensive support during their PhD phase. The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) supports up-and-coming junior scientists whose research projects experimentally elucidate the basic phenomena of human life and organize two International Titisee Conferences per year. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Europe or overseas
Level: PhD Degree
Field(s): Basic Biomedical Research.
Deadline: 1 June, 1 October, 1 February
of each year.
Funded By: Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds -Foundation
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds is targeted for International applicants.
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: PhD project of approximately 3 years in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory.
‣ Scholarship covers: 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.
‣ 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.
‣ The peer-review-based selection process is highly competitive. Applicants should therefore be outstanding in all three selection criteria.
‣ To promote basic research in biomedicine by providing the best young, up-and-coming scientists with comprehensive support during their PhD phase.
The BIF awards PhD fellowships to European
citizens working in Europe or overseas, and to non-European citizens
pursuing their PhD project in Europe.
‣ Applicants should not be older than 27 years at the respective deadline.
‣ The PhD project must be experimental, in the field of basic biomedical research and aimed at elucidating basic biological phenomena of human life and acquiring new scientific knowledge.
‣ For a survey of the range of topics, please refer to FUTURA, the international journal of the foundation.
‣ Natural scientists should have been awarded their diploma, BSc, MSc or equivalent degree; physicians, veterinary surgeons and pharmacists should have passed their state examinations.
Eligibility Criteria for Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
‣ 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.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Apply via the online application portal
‣ Scholarship Applications due date 1 February, 1 June, 1 October of each year.
‣The application for a PhD fellowship of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds consists of two parts:
Both must be submitted by one of the respective deadlines of each year (date as per postmark for the paper version): 1 February, 1 June, 1 October
The entire application - including the project proposal - must be written in English and by the applicants themselves. However, we recommend consultation with the scientific supervisor. The form of the presentation should be adequate but simple; please do not staple, tack or bind documents.
The two paper copies should contain all the data and documents listed under (1) – (9). The CD should be clearly labelled with applicant's first name, family name and email address and contain documents (1) - (7), preferably in one PDF file.
Applicants can facilitate the selection process by adhering to the following sequence:
1. to 5. two-sided printouts, if possible;