Start-Up Funding Program of the Medical Faculty (Bausteinprogramm)

Call for proposals - Funding period 2021/22

  • Baustein 3.2 – Start-up funding
  • Baustein 3.2V – extension of the Start-up funding
  • Baustein 3.2CS - module Clinician Scientist

Application deadline: December 01, 2020 (11:00 a.m.)

Start of funding (planned): May 01, 2021

Call for Proposals

With immediate effect applications for individual funding of projects („Bausteinprogramm“) can be submitted.

The goal of this program for young scientists (called Bausteinprogramm in German) is to help them start their own research projects that enable them to achieve the previous work and publications that are usually required to successfully attract third-party funding.

The faculy board of the Medical Faculty decided on January 29, 2020 and October 28, 2020 to increase the funding amount for initial applications to € 50,000 per project and year (starting from funding period 2020/21). Extension applications, that first approval was given in previous funding periods (before 2020/21), are excluded from this decision and are funded with € 40,000 per project and year.

As of now, also successful Clinician Scientists of the Clinician Scientist Program (CSP) have the opportunity to acquire material and/or personnel funds within the Bausteinprogramm for the 3rd year of the CSP (Module 3.2CS). For detailed information, please refer to the general conditions.

Documents required can be downloaded below.
Please note that the following documents are available in German only. But applications can also be submitted in English.

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

Download documents

  • Final Report

    Grant holders are required to submit a final report within six months after the end of the funding. Please use the form provided and send the document per e-mail to: lysann.palkowitsch(at)

  • Call for Proposals and General Conditions, funding period 2021/22 (in German only)

  • Application Forms, funding period 2021/22 (in German only)

    For an initial application (3.2), please submit the following documents:

    For an application for renewal (3.2V), please submit the following documents:

    • Application form - Baustein 3.2V
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • List of publications (max. 10)
    • List of third-party funds
    • Project outline for an application for external third-party funding as follow-up financing (the applicant has to submit the confirmation of the external third-party funding provider that the external third-party funding application has been submitted, no later than the official start of the Baustein funding period)

    For an application in the Clinician Scientist Module (3.2CS), please submit the following documents:

    Submission of the application documents:

    • electronically as a combined PDF-document (application form including attachments) and as a Word-document (application form without attachments) by e-mail using the keyword Bausteine 2021/22 to forschung(at)
    • and additionally as a printout of the complete application via internal mail to Dr. Lysann Palkowitsch (for contact details see general conditions)


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