The Bayer Foundation is seeking exceptional young scientists who see collaboration as an opportunity to increase the impact of their research and are seeking to build a global scientific network.

Master & PhD students from all fields of the natural sciences or data science whose research has fundamental or applied relevance to the crop science industry are eligible for up to 10,000 € in funding for an international placement or research projects of up to six months that are complimentary to current or future scientific studies.

People studying in Germany must undertake placements in a second country & those studying outside Germany must undertake their fellowships at a German research institution.

The application portal opened 28.2.2022.

The foundation also has fellowships available in Drug Discovery Sciences & Medical Sciences.

For any questions, please contact [email protected].


EPSO collaborates with the Bayer Foundation towards the 6th International Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) 18th May 2022 .


Click here to read: Full ‘Jeff Schell Fellowships announcement’



  • Karl Collins, Director Science Program, Bayer Foundation
  • Karin Metzlaff, EPSO Executive Director