Who can apply for an MD fellowship?
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards MD fellowships to medical students studying in Germany who wish to pursue an experimentally demanding and hypothesis-driven research project in basic biomedical research in a leading laboratory. Applicants should not be older than 25 years and are 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. Applicants must interrupt their studies and change their working place (institution and city) for the entire duration of the MD fellowship, i.e. for a period of at least 10 months.
We do not support
- clinical studies;
- applied research, such as biotechnological and pharmaceutical (e.g. drug, diagnostic) development and studies on the course of diseases or the treatment of symptoms;
- botanical and prokaryotic investigations unless they are of general biological importance.
Furthermore, the MD fellowships cannot be used to supplement inadequate funding from other institutions or earned incomes, to bridge temporary financial difficulties or to complete investigations already sponsored by other sources or institutions.