How we decide – MD fellowships
The selection process for MD fellowships
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) is dedicated to funding outstanding basic research in biomedicine. MD fellowship applications must therefore be excellent in terms of (1) the candidate's achievements to date, (2) the scientific quality of the proposed research project, and (3) the scientific quality of the proposed host laboratory.
First, the BIF staff ensures that each application meets all formal criteria (e.g. eligibility, topic, enclosed documents). Applications that pass this formal check are decided upon in a peer-review process by BIF's Board of Trustees, which includes six internationally renowned scientists working in an honorary capacity.
The entire selection process can take about three to four months.
- Only written notification is legally binding.
- Decisions of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds are incontestable.
- Re-submission is possible only under certain circumstances, and only after consultation with the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds.