The Bayer Science & Education Foundation is making available approximately EUR 200,000 for 52 talented young people who wish to realize international study and vocational training projects.
Teachers or young people from skilled non-academic professions
The new scholarship recipients are students of the natural sciences, engineering and medicine, as well those training to become science teachers or young people from skilled non-academic professions. "We need dedicated and creative young scientists if we are to successfully shape the future. That’s why, with the Bayer Fellowship Program, we support outstanding and talented young people in the realization of special study and vocational training projects," remarks Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Plischke, the Management Board member at Bayer AG responsible for Innovation, Technology and Sustainability.
The program comprises the following scholarships:
Otto Bayer Scholarships for students studying selected natural science and engineering disciplines
Carl Duisberg Scholarships for students of human and veterinary medicine
Kurt Hansen Scholarships for students training to become science teachers
Hermann Strenger Scholarships for trainees and young professionals with a non-academic background working in the areas of technology, natural sciences, health care and business
The scholarships are targeted at students and vocational trainees in natural science and medical disciplines who would like to realize a particular foreign study project and require financial support for this. In addition to German-based applicants who would like to study abroad, the foundation supports scholarship recipients from outside of Germany who wish to realize a comparable project in Germany.
Academic disciplines receiving support this year include biology, biotechnology, molecular biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics and human and veterinary medicine. Five Kurt Hansen scholarship recipients are also receiving assistance for teacher training in biology and physics. Thanks to the Bayer scholarships, the new scholarship recipients in the coming months will be able to implement their individual projects in the following countries: Australia, Chile, China, Israel, Japan, Canada, Ruanda, Spain, South Africa, UK and the United States.
Collaboration with universities
These students are based, respectively, at the universities in Aachen, Bonn, Bielefeld, Freiburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Rosenheim, Heidelberg, Münster, Regensburg, Rostock as well as the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and Munich Technical University. Five further scholarship recipients from China, Poland, Finland and Cameroon, respectively, will spend time studying in Europe at the ETH Zürich, RWTH Aachen University, University Tübingen, Munich Technical University, and the Charité in Berlin.
The Bayer Science & Education Foundation is launching the seventh round of its funding program offering targeted support for scientific exchanges and international work experience for young people. It is aimed at creative, highly motivated and socially committed young people with above-average grades.
The current application timeline of for scholarships for students and trainees is over. Applications can be generated again from June 1, 2014 to July 15, 2014.