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.
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.
Who can apply for an MD fellowship?
The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards MD fellowships to medical students who wish to pursue an experimentally demanding and hypothesis-driven research project in basic biomedical research in a leading laboratory.
Applicants must study in Germany, interrupt their studies and change their working place (institution and city) for the entire duration of the MD fellowship, i.e. for a period of at least 10 months.
Applicants should not be older than 25 years and are eligible if they gained good or very good marks in the first section of the medical examination (“Erster Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung”) and during their subsequent studies.
For a survey on the range of topics, please refer to the results of finished projects in FUTURA, the international journal of the foundation.
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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.