Programme Description

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds travel grants are aimed at doctoral, MD and post-doctoral students who pursue experimental projects in basic biomedical research and who wish to learn methods relevant to their current research. To this end, the grant finances the participation in practical training courses or short-term research stays in other laboratories. The Travel Grants programme is open to all Europeans and to non-Europeans working in Europe to go to institutes or courses worldwide. Non-Europeans working outside Europe can apply for stays in Europe. Travel grants are awarded for up to three months and encompass a flat-rate contribution which may cover the expenses for travel, lodging, and course fees.

Target Group

  • PhD students or medical students pursuing an experimental doctoral thesis in basic research in biomedicine
  • Postdocs who are pursuing an experimental project in basic research in biomedicine
  • Graduates who have applied for an experimental PhD project in basic research in biomedicine, but who have not yet worked with their potential PhD supervisors

Academic Requirements

At least good academic standing and depending of the type of research stay at least a BSc

Number of Scholarships

About 150 travel grants per year

Duration

Up to three months

Scholarship Value

Flat-rate sum which may cover the expenses for travel to and from the respective destination, lodging, and course fees

Application Papers

All application forms and further information on the application procedure are available here.

Application Deadline

Applications are welcome at any time, but must be submitted at the latest six weeks before, but not earlier than three months prior to the planned date of departure.

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