Advanced Clinician Scientist Programme of the Medical Faculty (CASCADE 2.0)

Call for Proposals, Funding period 2023/26

  • Application deadline: January 10, 2023
  • Start of funding (planned): May 01, 2023

With immediate effect applications for individual funding of projects within the Advanced Clinician Scientist Programme (rotation positions, leave from clinical work) can be submitted.

The Medical Faculty will (partially) finance up to three rotation positions.

The Advanced Clinician Scientist Programme is established for a period of 3 years with an interim evaluation at the end of the second year. Initial applications for one or two years can only be approved if it is a lateral entry into the second or third CSP-year.

The leave from clinical work is about 50% over a period of three years.

The Call for Proposals, the General Conditions and all other documents / forms required can be downloaded below.

Please note that the documents are available in German only. But application form as well as curriculum vitae can be submitted in German as well as in English.

Dr. Lysann Palkowitsch
Center for Research Strategy and Support (Res.UL)
Universität Ulm
Helmholtzstraße 22
89081 Ulm

Documents/Forms for downloading (in German only)

For an application please submit the following documents:

  1. Application form - Advanced CSP
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) including list of publications (max. 10) and list of third-party funds
  3. PhD certificate
  4. Certificate of formal qualifications in specialised medicine
  5. Qualification/Career Development Plan
  6. Confirmation of the clinical institution regarding the leave from clinical work and the partial financing of the candidate:
  7. Confirmation of the hosting institution regarding lab-/office workplace and financing of bench fees and travel costs

The description of the application process can be found in the General Conditions.

The interim evaluation takes place at the end of the 2nd CSP year in the course of the Spring and Fall Meetings of IGradU (oral presentation / poster). Following the interim evaluation, an interim report needs to be submitted to the coordination office. This must be based on the originally submitted milestone plan / career development plan and should be drawn up together with the mentors. Any deviations from the original milestone plan / career development plan must be justified in detail. The interim report will be submitted to the Clinician Sientist Board.

CSP participants are required to submit a final report (using the form provided) to the Center for Research Strategy and Support via e-mail to Dr. Lysann Palkowitsch within six months after the end of the funding.

Mobility Programme

Participants of the Clinician Scientist Programme can apply for travel funds within the Mobility Programme. The prerequisite is that the Clinician Scientist is a member of Ulm University.

The approval of a business trip requires, inter alia, the active participation of the applicant in the event (poster, talk).

Please submit the following documents in full and at least 4 weeks before travelling to the coordination office:

Detailed application information can be found in the form Mobility Program Application form on the last page.


Dr. Lysann Palkowitsch

Ulm University
Center for Research Strategy and Support
Helmholtzstr. 22 / room 1.49
89081 Ulm, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)731/50-33634
Fax: +49 (0)731/50-33639

CSP platform

A shared, protected folder is available in the kiz CloudStore for mutual exchange and networking among the Clinician Scientists. This folder is only accessible to Clinician Scientists within the CSP. The kiz-Account is required for registration. The seminar schedule of the CSP seminar series can also be found here.