Detall de la convocatòria


Objectiu de la convocatòria
PhD fellowships to outstanding junior scientists worldwide who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory.
Característiques principals
The fellowship supports only experimental projects in basic biomedical research, including in silico projects.
It does not support applied research, studies on the course of diseases or the treatment of symptoms or clinical studies, botanical and prokaryotic investigations, unless they are of general biological importance, or education.
Fellowships may not be used during the course and rotation phase of PhD programmes, but only for the duration of the PhD project.
Lloc de presentació
El personal de l'IMIM i PSMAR que necessiteu més informació adreceu-vos a:
Servei de Recerca. C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88. 08003 Barcelona. Tel.: 93.316.04.00.
Carol Barnwell, [email protected]. Ext.: 1670
Marta López, [email protected] Ext.: 1576
Convocatòria (URL)
European citizens working in Europe or overseas and to non-European citizens pursuing their PhD projects in Europe.
The PhD projects 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.

At the deadline;
  • Your first university entrance qualification (secondary or high school leaving certificate, A-levels, or entrance/access test for first university studies after finishing school) must not have been completed more than 8 years, i.e. 96 months ago.
  • 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.

    Candidates from the same laboratory; 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.

    Timing of application:
    You should apply when you are about to start, or have just started, your PhD project, no preliminary results are expected. If you have begun your project more than six months prior to the deadline, you are no longer eligible to apply.
    Definition of the start of a PhD project:
  • If you continue to work in your MSc/BSc thesis research group: the date at which you obtained your highest degree (e.g. BSc, MSc, diploma, DEA, licenciatura, laurea) before embarking on your PhD.
  • If you change the research group: the month of arrival at the laboratory in which you pursue your PhD project, irrespective of the project you started to work on.
  • If your PhD programme requires initial lab rotations and your last lab rotation is in your PhD lab: the end of your lab rotation period.

    You may not receive a regular personal income from an employer while being funded by a BIF fellowship. However, one working contract of up to five hours a week yielding a marginal income may be acceptable.
  • Dotació
    Monthly stipend (2,000 €), additional monthly benefits (child/spouse allowance) plus seminars, travel allowances, individual and personal support, and a worldwide network of fellows and alumni.
    2 years. It may be extended once for up to one year.
    The application for a PhD fellowship of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) consists of:
  • An application form on the online portal
  • Letter(s) of recommendation.
    There are three deadlines each year: 1 February, 1 June, 1 October


    Conditions & extensions – PhD fellowships.pdf
    Who can apply – PhD fellowships.pdf
    Frequently asked questions – PhD fellowships.pdf
    What we offer – PhD fellowships.pdf
    How we decide – PhD fellowships.pdf
    How to apply – PhD fellowships.pdf