Clinician Scientist Programme of the Medical Faculty

Call for proposals - Clinician Scientist Program (CSP) of the Medical Faculty, Funding period 2018/19


With immediate effect applications for individual funding of projects within the new Clinician Scientist Program (rotation positions, leave from clinical work) can be submitted. The goal of this program for young scientists 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.

Those rotation positions (formerly called Baustein 3.4J/3.4S) will be tendered from now on within this new Clinician Scientist Program.

The Clinician Scientist Program is established for a period of 2 years with the option of a further extension period of one year (evaluation by the Research Committee of the Medical Faculty).

The document “Call for proposals” can be found here.

The general conditions can be read here.

Please note that the documents are available in German only.

But applications can be submitted in German as well as in English.

Application Modalities

The application must include following documents:

  1. Application form (formal requirements are listed in the document)
  2. Curriculum vitae containing a list of publications (maximum of 10) and a list of third-party funds
  3. Confirmation of the clinical institution regarding the leave from clinical work and the partial financing of the candidate
  4. Confirmation of the clinical institution regarding the continued employment of the candidate following the Clinician Scientist Program
  5. Confirmation of the hosting institution regarding lab-/office workplace and financing of bench fees
  6. Confirmation of the mentoring

Please submit your application

  • concluding the requested documents (order 1-6) linked as a PDF-file
  • as well as the application form separately as a Word-document

until February 9, 2018 (11:00 a.m.) via e-mail by mentioning the keyword “CSP 2018/19” to the e-mail address forschung(at)

Start of funding (planned): April 1, 2018

Please note:

  • A simultaneous application in Baustein 3.2 / 3.2V and the Clinician Scientist Program is excluded.
  • A simultaneous double funding from resources of the Medical Faculty is excluded.
  • Please note the formal requirements! Applications with formal deficiencies (e.g. non-compliance with the specifications of the tender text, missing CV / publication list) are excluded from the review process. Please note the specifications listed in the application form!

Final Reports

Grant holders are required to submit a final report (using that given document) to the Center for Research Strategy and Support via E-Mail to Dr. Lysann Palkowitsch within six months after the end of the funding.