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Here you will find information about our DAAD scholarship programmes for international students and researchers as well as offers from other selected funding organisations.

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Programme Description

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds travel grants are aimed at doctoral, MD and post-doctoral students who pursue experimental projects in basic biomedical research and who wish to learn methods relevant to their current research. To this end, the grant finances the participation in practical training courses or short-term research stays in other laboratories. The travel grant programme is open to all Europeans and to non-Europeans working in Europe to go to institutes or courses worldwide. Non-Europeans working outside Europe can apply for stays in Europe. Travel grants are awarded for up to 3 months and encompass a contribution which may cover the expenses for travel, lodging, and course fees.

Target Group

  • PhD students or medical students pursuing an experimental doctoral thesis in basic research in biomedicine
  • Postdocs who are pursuing an experimental project in basic research in biomedicine
  • Graduates who have applied for an experimental PhD project in basic research in biomedicine, but who have not yet worked with their potential PhD supervisors
The recipients of the funding are Europeans who work in Europe and overseas, as well as non-European citizens who carry out their MD, PhD or postdoc project in Europe or who use the travel grant to work in Europe.

Academic Requirements

Good academic standing and at least a BSc

Number of Scholarships

About 150 travel grants per year


Up to 3 months

Scholarship Value

Allowance which may cover the expenses for travel to and from the respective destination, lodging, and course fees

Application Papers

Application forms and further information on the application procedure are available here.

Application Deadline

Applications are welcome at any time, but must be submitted at the latest 6 weeks before, but not earlier than 6 months prior to the planned date of departure.

Application Requirements

Doctoral students must not have obtained their first university entrance qualification (secondary school leaving certificate, A-levels, or university entrance test) more than 11 years before the planned start of the travel grant, postdoctoral candidates no more than 13 years.


Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
Schusterstr. 46-48
55116 Mainz

Tel.: +49 6131/27508-0


Please also take note of our important scholarship information.