Perspectives Programme "PLUS 3" for independent young group leaders and endowed professorships

With its perspectives programme, the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation wishes to give outstanding young group leaders in the fields of medicine, biology and chemistry the chance to sharpen their reseach profile and gain suitable career opportunities. The initiative also seeks to provide impulses for the improvement of basic medical research in Germany.

Extent of support
Candidates can submit an application for between 200,000 and 300,000 € annually for up to three years to conduct their research. In the faculty of medicine, particularly outstanding group leaders may instead apply for an endowed chair for a period of five years. In each case, the support not only covers the salary for the scientist's own position but also includes personnel expenses for a post-doctoral researcher and/or two post-graduate students, a technical assistant, as well as equipment, consumables, and travel allowances.

Selection
A decision about the acceptance into the programme is taken by the Executive Committe of the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation and is based on the recommendations of the foundation's scientific board of advisors as well as external statements.
 

Application
For your applications to be considered for approval, it must be submitted by either April 30th or October 30th each year (date as per postmark) to the following address:

Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung
Schusterstrasse 46-48
55116 Mainz

Detailed information on the application can be downloaded here.