Programme Description

The Boehinger Ingelheim Fonds offers doctoral sponsorships to outstanding young junior scientists who want to conduct an ambitious doctoral project in the field of basic biomedical research at an internationally leading laboratory over a period of about three years. The financing comprehends a monthly grant of EUR 1,550, in addition to an individual country allowance. The sponsorships are initially awarded for two years with the option to extend of up to 12 further months. Moreover, participation in international scientific conferences and practice-oriented training courses are supported. Beside the financial support fellows receive individual mentoring, participate in seminars on the presentation and discussion of research projects and attend communication trainings designed to especially respond to the needs of scientists.

Target Group

outstanding European junior scientists who want to do research within or outside Europe. The applicant must have obtained a first vocational higher-education degree (i.e. a BSc) within the four years prior to the application deadline.

Academic Requirements

Eligible applicants meet the following criteria: (1) outstanding academic record, (2) research proposal of extraordinary scientific quality and (3) excellent scientific standard of the laboratory, in which the project is to be realised.

Number of Scholarships

about 50 fellowships per year


two years with the option to apply for a funding renewal of up to 12 further months

Scholarship Value

  • base amount of EUR 1,550 per month plus individual country allowance, i.e., of EUR 200 in Germany and EUR 800 in the US
  • EUR 150 lump sum for material expenses
  • allowance for accompanying spouses and children possible
  • attendance of select seminars for scientific research and networking during the scholarship and beyond
  • communication training
  • lifetime membership in the alumni association network
  • individual support by the foundation

Application Papers

All application forms and further information on the application procedure here

Application Deadline

1 February, 1 June and 1 October of each year

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