PhD Fellowships from the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds at the University of Birmingham in 2022

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PhD Fellowships from the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds at the University of Birmingham in 2022

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards PhD fellowships to outstanding junior scientists who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project of approximately 3 years in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory.

About University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University) is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen’s College, Birmingham (founded in 1828 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery) and Mason Science College (established in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason), making it the first English civic or ‘red brick’ university to receive its own royal charter. It is a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international network of research university

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowships

  • TypeFellowship
  • OrganisationUniversity of Birmingham
  • Country to study
  • School to study
  • Course to study – Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender – Men and Women
  • Application Deadline – October 1, 2022
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Aim and Benefits of Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowships

A Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) PhD fellowship offers a competitive monthly stipend. It is initially granted for 2 years and may be extended once for up to 1.5 years.

In addition, you receive travel allowances, e.g. for scientific conferences, and participate in tailor-made seminars for BIF fellows and alumni. 

As a BIF fellow, you also become part of a lively and worldwide network built on trust, helpfulness, and many personal encounters. No matter which challenges lie ahead, you will find an open ear and individual advice from like-minded peers or the BIF’s staff.

Requirements for Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowships Qualification

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards PhD fellowships to European citizens working in Europe or overseas, and to non-European citizens pursuing their PhD projects in Europe.

  • At the respective deadline (1 February, 1 June, 1 October) the applicant’s first university degree qualifying for a profession (e.g. BSc, Diploma, Final State Examination) must not have been achieved more than 8 years ago.
  • The PhD project must be experimental, in the field of basic biomedical research and aimed at elucidating basic biological phenomena of human life and acquiring new scientific knowledge. 
  • Natural scientists should have been awarded their last university degree before embarking on their PhD (BSc, diploma, MSc, or equivalent). If you have not yet finished your MSc studies and/or have not received your MSc degree certificate by the deadline, you can submit it up to four months after the deadline.
  • Physicians, veterinary surgeons, and pharmacists should have passed their state examinations.
  • The foundation gives preference to applicants who are about to begin their PhD work when they apply for the fellowship; preliminary results are not expected.
  • PhD 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 institutions.
  • If two candidates from the same laboratory apply for a PhD fellowship at the same time, only one of them may receive a fellowship. We, therefore, recommend that they apply at different deadlines.
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Application Deadline

October 1, 2022

How to Apply

The application for a PhD fellowship of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) consists of

  • An application form on our online portal (link below) including a PDF copy containing documents 1–7
  • Letter(s) of recommendation.
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