The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards PhD fellowships of 2 to 3.5 years to outstanding junior scientists worldwide who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory.
Deadlines of application: 1 February, 1 June, 1 October of each year.
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) is dedicated to funding outstanding basic research in biomedicine. A PhD fellowship application must therefore be outstanding in terms of (1) the candidate’s achievements to date, (2) the scientific quality of the proposed research project, and (3) the scientific quality of the proposed host laboratory, please see Selection criteria.
Who will be awarded a BIF PhD fellowship is decided in a two-step, peer-review selection process by the BIF’s Board of Trustees, which includes six internationally renowned scientists working in an honorary capacity. In the second phase of the selection process, each application is additionally evaluated by an external expert and the applicant is interviewed by a member of the BIF’s staff.