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Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds long-term PhD fellowships

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fund (BIF) awards scholarships to outstanding young scientists worldwide for ambitious scientific doctoral theses in basic biomedical research conducted in internationally renowned laboratories.
In addition to the monthly stipend, the fund provides seminars, travel grants for congresses and courses, a worldwide network, and individual and personal support. Fellowships are for two years, renewable for 1.5 additional years.

The PhD projects 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 further requirements, see below as well as FAQs.

The monthly payment adds up to ~ 2.100 euros. Depending on your personal situation, you may receive additional monthly benefits, e.g. a child care allowance of up to 500 euros and/or a spouse allowance of 200 euros. For further details, please check the PhD fellowship conditions.


The closing dates for applications are 1 February, 1 June and 1 October each year.

More information can be found here:

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