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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the fellowship program?
Three years.
How many fellows will you accept this year?

The program will allow up to three new competitive fellows this year, including but not limited to Yale Postdocs. We encourage eligible candidates globally to apply.

What is the contact information for questions about the program?
Who will evaluate my application?
A Yale-BI Joint Selection Committee (JSC) comprising representatives of Yale and Boehringer Ingelheim will evaluate applications and make decisions.
When will I be notified with a decision?

For the 2023 fellowship, you will receive a notification shortly after July 6.

How many mentors will I have?
Each fellow will have two mentors, one from Yale and the other from BI.
What percentage of my time is expected to be in the program?

The program will sponsor and require 100% time and effort once accepted into the fellowship.

Does the work I propose have to be related to Boehringer Ingelheim specifically?

No. The project proposal should be on a topic you are interested in doing research on and align with the themes delineated.

Will there be any networking events to learn more about other fellows’ work?
Yes, there will be an annual symposium for fellows to report on and share with each other their research progress. Mentors and scientists from both Yale and BI will be invited to attend.
Will there be opportunities to learn more about BI?
Yes, the program will sponsor corporate campus visits for fellows to meet with BI employees and learn about their projects.
What benefits do fellows receive?
Fellows will receive salaries and fringe benefits (such as health insurance).
Is travel to relevant conferences covered?
Travel expenses related to attending conferences or workshops that are approved by mentors and joint committees will be covered.