Travel Grants

In brief

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards travel grants to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from all over the world.

Who can apply?

PhD students who obtained their university entrance qualification not more than 11 years ago; in the case of postdocs, this qualification must not have been obtained more than 13 years prior to the planned research visit.

Further requirements

The BIF supports doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are conducting experimental projects in basic biomedical research and wish to pursue short-term research stays or attend practical courses relevant to
their projects in Europe or overseas.

Type and extent of funding

BIF’s travel grants (lump sum) help cover the expenses for travel, lodging (e.g. student housing) and course fees. For doctoral students and postdoc applicants from countries with very low incomes, additional funds for living costs may be granted.


Up to 3 months.


Applications must be submitted to BIF 6 weeks at the latest but no earlier than 6 months prior to the planned date of departure.