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Since its beginning some 35 years ago, the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) has made a point of providing fellowship holders with more than just a monthly stipend. The BIF supports these talented young scientists comprehensively during their PhD phase. We help them to challenge their limits and to reach their full potentials on their way toward independence.

Moreover, the BIF's seminars and personal support have nurtured the development of an impressive worldwide network of current and former fellows. In fact, some 90 % of them remain in contact with the BIF.

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Evaluation of BIF

The BIF’s applicants and grantees perceive the BIF as a renowned organization whose “purposeful and customized supportive programmes” are rated as highly beneficial for academic careers.

Latest news and upcoming events

  • Mar 2020: three BIF fellows receive ERC Advanced Grants
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  • Jun 2020: European Alumni seminar – cancelled
  • European Communication Seminar, Mainz, Germany: postponed to 22–27 Nov 2020
  • European Communication Seminar, Lautrach, Germany: postponed to 2–7 Dez 2020
  • 121th International Titisee Conference: postponed to 24–28 Feb 2021
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