Catalyzing the development of medical and ag-tech breakthroughs

Science Impact:

We are fueling progress in the fields of the life sciences to provide pioneering and sustainable solutions for a growing and ageing population.

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Our Objective

We believe that science is the basis with which we can enable societal progression as we face challenges in health and nutrition due to an ever increasing and ageing global population.


By identifying and nurturing brilliant young minds, we seek to enhance the impact of the next generation of outstanding talents in science and STEM-education, as well as apprentices and young professionals in the Life Science Industries.


Our fellowships specifically aim to:

foster interdisciplinary interaction and collaborations across borders and organizations
and
provide unique opportunities for personal and professional development

1. Foundation Fellowships for academic scientific research

We offer three fellowships in the Life Sciences for MSc, PhD and medical students that are designed to enhance existing study programs by providing additional funding for international placements, that are complimentary to current or future scientific studies.

 

Otto Bayer Fellowships in Drug Discovery

For students from all fields of natural science, pharmacy, and data science with fundamental or applied studies with relevance to the pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare (over-the-counter) industries.

 

Jeff Schell Fellowships for Agricultural Science

For students from all fields of natural science and data science with fundamental or applied studies with relevance to the Crop Science industry.

 

Carl Duisberg Fellowships for Medical Sciences

For students in the fields of human and veterinary medicine, medical engineering, applied medical sciences and public health. Applications of data science in medicine are eligible.

 

Please find our guidelines for 2021 here.


Call for applications is open until the 2nd of August.

 

Apply here for our Foundation Fellowships for academic scientific research.

Contact: bayer.fellowship@bayer.com

2. Foundation Fellowships for STEM education

We offer fellowships for internships, research projects, training and science communication relating to STEM-education.


Kurt Hansen Fellowships for STEM-Education
For:
•    Trainee teachers or students of pedagogy (postgraduates) with a focus on STEM subjects   
•    Newly qualified teachers (< 3 years) with a primary focus on STEM subjects
•    Grundschule or Förderschule teachers seeking to enhance their capacity and knowledge regarding STEM education.


This fellowship is only available to applicants working or studying in Germany.

 

Please find our guidelines for 2021 here (German only).


Call for applications is open until the 2nd of August. Please apply here.

Contact: bayer.fellowship@bayer.com

3. Foundation Fellowships for apprentices and young professionals

We offer fellowships for apprentices or young professionals without a university education working in the Life Science Industry (maximum 5 years since completion of apprenticeship), that provide additional funding for activities that are complimentary to current studies or work.

 

Hermann Strenger Fellowships
Applicants must be working or studying in the Life Science Industry (pharmaceuticals, crop science or consumer healthcare) in the states of NRW, Hessen and Berlin.

 

You can find our guideline for 2021 here (German only).


Call for applications is open until the 2nd of August. Please apply here.

 

Contact: bayer.fellowship@bayer.com

4. Stipends for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is a unique opportunity for the world elite in science and academia to interact and exchange with the brightest talents in science and medicine − a springboard for global knowledge exchange.


Each year, Bayer Foundation supports 20 young researchers from around the world to attend the conference as “Bayer Lindau Fellows.” In addition, the Foundation organizes science dialogue evenings to exchange ideas and scientific spirit between fellows and senior industry scientists.


The application process is managed by the Lindau Nobel Foundation independently of Bayer Foundation.

For more information please see here.

5. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Foundation Stipends

Founded in 2004, the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard-Foundation for the promotion of science and research, supports talented young women with children in the field of experimental natural sciences and medicine. Each year, Bayer Foundation funds two fellowships for either doctoral students or postdoctoral researchers working in a German research institute or university.

 

Funds are intended to help reduce the workload of household chores and childcare, and therefore regain the time and flexibility required to maintain a high standard of research despite the additional demands of parenthood. The ambition is to prevent the loss of outstanding talent and to increase the number of highly qualified women undertaking high quality research in Germany.

 

The application process in managed by the CNV-Foundation independently of Bayer Foundation.

For more information please see here.

 

Applications can be submitted from September 1st until November 30th of each calendar year.