MD Fellowships

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards MD fellowships to outstanding medical students who are prepared to interrupt their studies for at least 10 months and change institution and city to conduct an experimental research project in basic biomedical research. For further details, please refer to “Who can apply?


To provide gifted young medics with the opportunity of pursuing ambitious research projects in internationally renowned laboratories.

The fellowship

  • MD fellowships are granted for 10–12 months, an extension of up to 6 months is possible.
  • The monthly stipend including a flat-rate for project-related costs and a country-related premium amounts to 1150 - 1600 euros (please refer to conditions for further details).
  • In addition, MD fellowship holders may receive travel allowances to participate in scientific meetings or practical courses. They can become part of a worldwide network of PhD and MD fellows.

Timing and selection

Applications may be submitted at any time, but must reach the foundation at least three months prior to the planned change of location and proposed commencement of the MD fellowship. The entire application - including the project proposal - must be written in English and by the applicants themselves. Read more under application and selection.

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