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Bayer Foundation Fellowship Program 2024: A Guide for Aspiring Scientists


The Bayer Foundation Fellowship Program is a scholarship initiative that aims to support the next generation of researchers and teachers who are passionate about science for a better life. The program offers five different types of fellowships, each tailored to the needs and interests of different groups of students and professionals in the fields of life sciences, medicine, agro sciences, biology and chemistry education, and professional apprenticeships.

Who can apply?

The program is open to students and professionals from all over the world, who meet the specific eligibility criteria for each fellowship. The general requirements are:

  • You must have a strong academic record and a clear research interest or project related to the Bayer Foundation’s focus areas.
  • You must have a letter of acceptance or invitation from a host institution or organization in a second country, where you plan to conduct your fellowship.
  • You must have a letter of recommendation from a professor or supervisor at your home institution or organization.
  • You must have a good command of English or the language of the host country.

What are the benefits?

The program offers financial support for international placements or research activities that complement your current or future scientific studies or career. The amount and duration of the funding vary depending on the type of fellowship, but generally range from 2 weeks to 6 months and from 1,000€ to 10,000€. In addition, the program provides opportunities for personal and professional development, such as networking, mentoring, and training.

How to apply?

The application process is online and consists of the following steps:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: When is the deadline for applying?
  • A: The application phase for the 2024 Bayer Foundation Fellowship Program is from February 12 to April 8, 2024.
  • Q: Can I apply for more than one fellowship?
  • A: No, you can only apply for one fellowship per year.
  • Q: Can I change my host institution or project after being selected?
  • A: No, you must stick to the original plan that you submitted in your application. Any changes must be approved by the Bayer Foundation in advance.
  • Q: Do I need to have a visa or work permit for the host country?
  • A: Yes, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa or work permit for your fellowship. The Bayer Foundation can provide a confirmation letter to support your application, but cannot cover the costs or guarantee the outcome.
  • Q: Do I need to have health insurance for the host country?
  • A: Yes, you must have adequate health insurance for the duration of your fellowship. The Bayer Foundation can provide a subsidy of up to 100€ per month to cover part of the costs, but you must arrange the insurance yourself.

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