Otto Bayer Scholarship in Life Sciences for Students and Young Professionals to Study or Work in Germany

International Fellowship Program:
Bayer Fellowship Program (Life Sciences)

Course(s) Offered: Life Sciences
Course Level: Study courses, Assignments, Internship, Research, Masters, PhD
Provider: Bayer Foundations
Country to Study in: Germany, Other countries

Scholarship Description
Every year, Bayer Foundations offers its International Fellowship Program aimed at Promoting Talents Across Borders through its Otto Bayer Scholarship for students and and young professionals in the Life sciences.

The Otto Bayer Scholarship is open to both German and international students and young professionals in the Life sciences who would like to do a study project or gain practical work experience abroad (for Germans) or in Germany (for internationals), respectively, in the fields of biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and computational life sciences.

In general, the Bayer Fellowship Programs target students and apprentices in scientific and medical disciplines to support the next generation of researchers and teachers as they engage in “Science for a Better Life”. See also the Bayer Fellowship Programs for Africans.

Otto Bayer Scholarship in Life Sciences

The Otto Bayer Scholarship is open to students of:
  • Biology and molecular biology
  • Biotechnology, bioengineering and bioinformatics
  • Chemistry and biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutics and drug discovery
Scholarships are granted to:
  • students and young professionals (up to two years after graduation) from Germany wishing to realize a study or research project abroad, or
  • to foreign students/young professionals pursuing a project in Germany.
Applicants should demonstrate a pioneering spirit for science and society, above-average study grades, a high level of motivation and a compelling individual project idea.

The Otto Bayer Scholarship can be used for special study courses, individual laboratory assignments, summer schools, research classes, internships, or Master’s or PhD theses.

NB: This program is not open to postdoctoral students.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (INCLUDING Germany)

Fields of study
Students and young professionals in the fields of biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and computational life sciences

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Scholarship will cover the whole duration of the project, study or internship program (usually between 2-12 months)

Scholarship benefits
The financing generally covers the cost of living, travel expenses and project costs. Each applicant is asked to set up an individual cost schedule to be approved by the Foundation Council.

Method of Application
Application is via the official website. Applications are accessible during the application period (see deadline below). See also the Bayer Fellowship Programs for Africans.

The following application documents are required for the Otto Bayer Scholarship:
  • Confirmation letter from the foreign host institute/university on the planned project from September 2017 to August 2018
  • A description of the project (duration of 2-12 months) with financial plan within the timeline of September 2017 to August 2018. The project can consist of special study courses, laboratory assignments, research projects, summer classes, internships, Master’s or PhD programs.
  • Most recent transcripts
  • Any additional documents that would enhance the application
  • Job application photo (no photo of your passport, please)
It is important to read the Scholarship Call Flyer and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply to this scholarship, and also to access the Online application form.

Applications will commence on June 1 2018. And all applications must be submitted between June 1 and July 18, 2018

The Bayer Foundations see themselves as a source of inspiration and partner for progress. They support young talents, top researchers, social entrepreneurship and social commitment with their various programs and awards. Bayer AG is a German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen (today a part of Wuppertal), Germany in 1863. It is headquartered in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Application Deadline: 18 July 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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