The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards PhD fellowships to outstanding junior scientists (max. age: 27 years) who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project of approximately 3 years in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory. For further details please refer to “Who can apply?”. 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.
The scientists in the Board of Trustees and the external peer reviewer evaluate applications according to the following three criteria: the applicant’s achievements to date (grades and curriculum vitae); the scientific quality, e.g. originality and inventiveness, of the proposed PhD project; the scientific standard of the laboratories in which the project is to be pursued.