The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds travel grants are aimed at doctoral, MD and post-doctoral students who pursue experimental projects in basic biomedical research and who wish to learn methods relevant to their current research. To this end, the grant finances the participation in practical training courses or short-term research stays in other laboratories. The Travel Grants programme is open to all Europeans and to non-Europeans working in Europe to go to institutes or courses worldwide. Non-Europeans working outside Europe can apply for stays in Europe. Travel grants are awarded for up to 3 months and encompass a contribution which may cover the expenses for travel, lodging, and course fees.
- PhD students or medical students pursuing an experimental doctoral thesis in basic research in biomedicine
- Postdocs who are pursuing an experimental project in basic research in biomedicine
- Graduates who have applied for an experimental PhD project in basic research in biomedicine, but who have not yet worked with their potential PhD supervisors
The recipients of the funding are Europeans who work in Europe and overseas, as well as non-European citizens who carry out their MD, PhD or postdoc project in Europe or who use the travel grant to work in Europe.
Good academic standing and at least a BSc
Number of Scholarships
About 150 travel grants per year
Up to 3 months
Allowance which may cover the expenses for travel to and from the respective destination, lodging, and course fees
Application forms and further information on the application procedure are available here
Applications are welcome at any time, but must be submitted at the latest 6 weeks before, but not earlier than 6 months prior to the planned date of departure.