Who Can Apply for a Travel Grant?

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards travel grants to European citizens working in Europe and overseas, and to non-European citizens who perform their MD, PhD or postdoctoral project in Europe, or will use the travel grant to work in Europe. 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 who are not older than 30 years of age;
  • postdocs who are pursuing a particular research project who are not older than 32 years of age;
  • graduates from abroad who have applied for a PhD project, but who have not yet worked with their potential PhD supervisor.

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.

We do not support

  • attendance of conferences, symposia and workshops without practical training (if you are a BIF fellow, please refer to Personal Support);
  • clinical electives or practical courses during university education;
  • clinical studies;
  • applied research, such as diagnostic, biotechnological and pharmaceutical development or studies on the course of diseases or the treatment of symptoms;
  • botanical and prokaryotic investigations unless they are of general biological importance;
  • attendance of courses organized by companies.
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