Applications may be submitted at any time.
To allow sufficient time for the selection procedure, applications shall reach the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds at least 6 weeks before the planned date of departure.
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds: Travel Grants
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards Travel Grants to junior researchers who are currently conducting an experimental project in basic biomedical research and wish to pursue a short-term research stay or attend a practical course of up to 3 months.
- to learn clearly-defined methods useful for your ongoing research and the work of your research group at home by visiting another laboratory, or by attending research-orientated courses including practical training (the practical part has to cover at least 50% of the course);
- to enable graduates from abroad and their potential PhD supervisors to evaluate the scientific and personal prerequisites before embarking on a PhD thesis. To this end, the graduate student shall pursue a short project in his/her potential PhD supervisor’s laboratory for at least 4 weeks.
Specializations for studying on this opportunity:
Projects in the field of basic research aimed at elucidating basic biological phenomena of human life and acquiring new scientific knowledge.
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES
Up to 3 months
Applicants must pursue an experimental project in basic biomedical research and belong to one of the following groups of junior scientists:
- PhD students or medical students pursuing an experimental doctoral thesis;
- postdocs who are pursuing a particular research project;
- graduates from abroad who have applied for a PhD project, but who have not yet worked with their potential PhD supervisor.
Whether you are eligible to apply for a travel grant, depends on when you received your university entrance qualification:
- for PhD and MD students as well as graduates the university entrance qualification must not have been obtained more than 11 years ago at the time of the envisaged research visit/course;
- for postdocs the university entrance qualification must not have been obtained more than 13 years ago at the time of the envisaged research visit/course.
Travel grants are awarded only for practical trainings in laboratories or courses of up to 3 months. They cannot be used for longer research stays.
-Should you not be sure whether your project is within our funding scope, please send us a short summary of your project (about 0.5 page) to [email protected])
-A Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds travel grant may not be held while receiving a grant from another funding organization.
Travel grants are awarded for short-term visits of up to 3 months. We provide a flat-rate contribution which may cover the expenses for:
- course fees
A travel grant can be awarded only if the host institute covers all research-related costs and – in case of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers – if the home institution continues to pay the applicant’s salary.
First Step: Press the “Apply Now” button and register.
Second Step: Log in to your account and fill the online application.
Third Step: Submit one copy (preferably printed two-sided, font size 12 and 1.5 spacing) of the paper application to the following regular mail to the following address: Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Schusterstr. 46-48, 55116 Mainz, Germany
including the data and documents listed below:
A Information on projects or courses
- Name and current address of applicant;
- Title and summary of current research project (BSc, MSc, PhD, MD, or postdoctoral project) focussing on aims as well as results obtained so far, if applicable (length: max. 3 pages plus references);
- Title of planned training and outline of your experiments in the host laboratory (max. 3 pages), aim of the training and reasons for wishing to work with this particular group;
alternatively: title of course and statement of its impact on your future scientific career;
- Statement in which you describe the connection of the planned training with your current research project;
- List of your publications (if applicable).
B Additional documents to accompany your application
- Certificates (photocopies) of all examinations (e.g. PhD, MSc, BSc, MD);
- Photocopies of high school diploma/secondary school leaving certificate (e.g. Abitur, Baccalaureate, A-Levels) and, where applicable, university entrance test (e.g. SAT/ACT, PAU, YGS/LYS, Joint Entrance Examination etc.);
- Letter of acceptance – signed and on official letterhead – from the supervisor of the host laboratory stating that the host institute will cover the research-related costs; alternatively: letter of acceptance from the organizers of the scientific course including details of tuition fees and other costs; alternatively for PhD candidates: letter of acceptance signed and on official letterhead – from the supervisor of the host laboratory stating that the host institute will cover the research-related costs and confirming that the host supervisor is willing and able to offer a PhD position if the research stay was successful for both sides;
- Letter of recommendation – signed and on official letterhead – from the supervisor of your current research project including his/her statement that your salary will be continued during the envisaged training (PhD candidates who submit an application for a test visit to their prospective PhD supervisor have to hand in a recommendation letter from their final thesis (MSc/BSc) supervisor);
- Evidence of expenses (supporting documents, no links) for travel issued by a travel agent and/or internet agency, for economic student housing and – if applicable – for course fees.
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Reviewed by” Ahmed Sakr / Egypt ”
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