German students are getting the special treat of being invited, to apply for the MD fellowships funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds.
This program is open for students, who are interested and passionate about conducting an experimental research project in basic Biomedical research in Germany.
The aim of the training is to support up-and-coming junior scientists, whose research projects, experimentally elucidate the basic phenomena of human life.
About The Organization
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) is a public foundation – an independent, non-profit organization for the exclusive and direct promotion of basic research in Biomedicine.
The foundation convinced that great scientific ideas and developments, need a stimulating context, freedom and a sound financial fundament. Its parent Company; Boehringer Ingelheim, is known as one of the world’s largest Pharmaceutical Companies, and the largest private one.
Headquartered in Ingelheim, it operates globally with 146 affiliates and more than 47,700 employees. The Company’s key areas of interest are: respiratory diseases, metabolism, immunology, oncology and diseases of the central nervous system.
Boehringer Ingelheim is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). The Company is also involved in publicly funded collaborative research projects, with other industrial and academic partners.
One example in the area of non-clinical safety assessment is the InnoMed PredTox.
The company is expanding its activities, in joint research projects, within the framework of the Innovative Medicines Initiative of EFPIA and the European Commission.
Why You Should Join This Program
This program is open to provide participating students, with significant work experiences. Through this training, they can get a broad curriculum of skills development: leadership, community organizing, public speaking, grant writing, media relation.
At Boehringer Ingelheim improving the health and quality of life of Humans, and animals is the goal.
MD Fellowships At The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
Awarding Organization: Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
Access Mode: Online (Application process is carried out online)
Required Nationality: German students
What Determines Eligibility?
In order to be deemed eligible, you will have to meet the following eligibility criteria:
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards, is available to medical students, who wish to pursue an experimentally demanding and hypothesis-driven research project, in basic Biomedical research in a leading laboratory.
Interested Applicants must have studied medicine in Germany, put their studies on hold, and change their working place (institution and city) for the entire duration of the MD fellowship, i.e. for an uninterrupted period of at least 10 months.
Their research stay should take place before the third part of the medical examination (“Dritter Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung”).
Interested applicants are also deemed eligible, if they gained good or very good marks in the first section of the medical examination (“Erster Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung”), and during their subsequent studies.
All applications must be submitted within 8 years after the University entrance qualification or high school-leaving exam (e.g. “Abitur”) and reach the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds at least three months before the planned change of location.
How To Apply For The MD Fellowships At The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
All eligible candidates can apply for this program by submitting all the required documents, via post to Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Schusterstraße 46-48, 55116 Mainz, Germany.
Required Documents: All interested candidates are expected to submit all the supporting documents.
Applicants will have to provide evidence that their English language ability, meets the minimum requirements for the program.
Benefits Of The Award
MD awards are granted for 10–12 months, an extension of up to 6 months is possible.
The basic monthly stipend amounts to 1000 euros, in Countries of the European Monetary System.
In Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA, a further 450 euros are added as a Country-related premium.
In most Countries, the selected candidates are paid an additional flat-rate of 150 euros per month, to cover minor project-related costs (books, travel expenses, etc.), and to cover premiums for personal insurance.
The stipend is intended to cover the living expenses of the recipient.