Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (PhD) Awards 2019 in Switzerland

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Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (PhD) Awards 2019 in Switzerland

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (PhD) Awards 2019 in Switzerland

Designation/Position-  Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (PhD) Awards

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Switzerland invites application for Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (PhD) Awards from eligible and interested candidates

About-  The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards PhD fellowships to outstanding junior scientists 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.

Research/Job Area- Basic biomedical research 

Location- Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (PhD) awards 

Eligibility/Qualification–

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards PhD fellowships to European citizens working in Europe or overseas, and to non-European citizens pursuing their PhD project in Europe

At the respective deadline (1 February, 1 June, 1 October) the university entrance qualification (secondary school leaving certificate/A-levels/university entrance test that permits to pursue first university studies after finishing school) must not have been achieved more than 8 years ago.

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.

Natural scientists should have been awarded their ultimate university degree (diploma, MSc, BSc, or equivalent). Students who have not yet finished their MSc studies, i.e. who cannot provide their MSc certificate at the deadline, can only apply when they are able to hand in their certificate within 4 months after the deadline.

Physicians, veterinary surgeons and pharmacists should have passed their state examinations.

Job/Position Description- 
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. Read more under personal support and conditions.

How to Apply- The application for a PhD fellowship of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds consists of two parts:

  1. the online application via the online application portal and
  2. two paper copies of the application including one CD to be sent by regular mail to: Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Schusterstr. 46-48, 55116 Mainz, Germany

Last Date for Apply–  1 June 2019


Deadlines of application: 1 February, 1 June, 1 October of each year. Pre-selection takes place about 4 weeks after the respective deadline, and the final selection approximately 5 months after the respective deadline.

Read more about the selection process and its criteria

See Position Details-

Official Website-

Click here to apply- 

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