Medicine Scholarships: The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards MD fellowships to outstanding medical students who are prepared to interrupt their studies for at least 10 months and change institution and city to conduct an experimental research project in basic biomedical research in Europe.
Medicine Scholarships Purpose
To provide gifted young medics with the opportunity of pursuing ambitious research projects in internationally renowned laboratories.
- MD fellowships are granted for 10–12 months, an extension of up to 3 months is possible.
- The monthly stipend including a flat-rate for project-related costs and a country-related premium amounts to 1150 – 1600 euros per month.
- In addition, MD fellowship holders may receive travel allowances to participate in scientific meetings or practical courses. They can become part of a worldwide network of PhD and MD fellows.
Medicine Fellowships – Timing and Selection
Applications may be submitted at any time, but must reach the foundation at least three months prior to the planned change of location and proposed commencement of the MD fellowship.
The entire application – including the project proposal – must be written in English and by the applicants themselves.
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds does not intervene in the work of fellows who, in turn, are obligated to make proper use of the allocated funds.
Each fellow must devote his/her whole energy to his/her particular research project. In the laboratory, fellows should only be assigned to tasks directly connected to their research projects.
If a fellow decides to change the topic of his/her research project or the laboratory, he/she must inform the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds without delay.
In the event of the project being successfully completed prior to expiry of the fellowship, payment will be discontinued.
For more information and application materials, see: Medicine Scholarships