Bayer Science & Education Foundation launches new round of funding – Applications now possible online till July 15, 2013

Bayer foundation scholarships – EUR 200,000 for work and study abroad

Support for ambitious study projects in the fields of science, engineering, medicine and teacher training in scientific subjects / Hermann Strenger scholarships to sponsor career-training projects abroad 

Leverkusen, 5-6-2013 — / — Applications for the scholarship programs of the Bayer Science & Education Foundation can now be submitted once again. In the academic sector, ambitious students can apply for an Otto Bayer, Carl Duisberg or Kurt Hansen scholarship if they are aiming to undertake a study project abroad. The fields of study funded include biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, medicine, pharmacy, physics, statistics/biometrics and teacher training in scientific subjects. Each year, the Bayer foundation makes available a total of up to EUR 150,000 for these scholarships. Sponsorship is open to students from Germany who are planning a period abroad and students from foreign countries who are looking to spend a period of study in Germany.

The scholarships in the academic sector are being supplemented by Hermann Strenger scholarships to support young people looking to gain initial work experience as part of a non-academic training program. Applications are invited from committed trainees in commercial, industrial, scientific and medical occupations and young professionals in these fields who have completed their training within the past two years. With this program, the Bayer Science & Education Foundation is looking to offer targeted funding to young people in the non-academic sector to allow them to gain professional experience abroad. The foundation will this year provide EUR 50,000 for this program.

The closing date for applications for all four scholarship programs is July 15, 2013. The application documents are available online at An independent scientific committee will decide on the allocation of funding in September 2013.

The Bayer Science & Education Foundation is launching the seventh round of the scholarship program, which offers targeted support for scientific exchanges and international work experience for young people. The program follows the tradition of the first Bayer scholarships, which were created by Carl Duisberg in 1923. It is aimed at creative young people with above-average grades who demonstrate outstanding dedication and social commitment. The first six rounds of funding supported 200 young people with more than Euro 997.000.

The application documents and further information on the Bayer Fellowship Program and the Bayer Science & Education Foundation are available at

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