Internal Research Funding

Internal Research Funding Tools

The Medical Faculty offers scientists a broad portfolio of internal research funding tools. Some of these funding options are coordinated through the Bonfor office. Others through our Gender Equality Office or the Center for Clinical Trials. The following page provides an overview of the options available to support your research projects.

Besprechung im Labor
© Johann F. Saba / UKB


BONFOR describes the central funding entity of the Medical Faculty. It offers a variety funding opportunities directed to scientist in nearly all career stages.

Current application deadlines:

08.05.2024 BONFOR-other instruments, except SciMed

23.04.2024 SciMed


Klinische Dokumentation
© Johann F. Saba / UKB

Clinical studies

Since 2016, funding can be requested by scientists for the implementation of clinical studies. The applications are evaluated by the Clinical Studies Commission.

Habilitandin bei Antrittsvorlesung
© Barbara Frommann / Uni Bonn


Female physicians and scientists can apply to the Gender Equality Office for funding to complete their Habilitation or obtain an Adjunct (apl) Professorship.

© Johann F. Saba / UKB


Advanced Clinician Scientists (ACS) can apply for a fellowship which will allow them to invest 50 percent of their working time on research over a period of 6 years.

next call summer 2024

Durchführung einer Laparoaskopie
© Johann F. Saba / UKB


In this programme, young physicians with a strong scientific foucs receive three years of funding and a corresponding release from their clinical work for research.

next call summer 2024

Drei Wissenschaflter im Gespräch
© Felix Heyder

External Funding Consultation

The Faculty of Medicine wants to support its researchers during the application for third-party funding from funding institutions and foundations. In close collaboration with the Research Funding Department of Department 7 - Research and Transfer - at the University of Bonn it offers a comprehensive advisory service.

Contact - Coordination Internal Funding

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PD Dr. Ildiko Racz

Science Management - Coordination Internal Funding

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Dr. Dorothea Schmitt

Science Management - Coordination Internal Funding

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Dr. Philipp Worst

Science Management - Coordination Internal Funding (Team Lead)

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Dr. Janna Rudolph

Science Management - Coordination Internal Funding

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Dr. Heike Wolff

Currently not on duty

69.4 Mio

Euros of DFG funding were acquired in medicine between 2017 and 2019 (source: DFG Funding Atlas 2021)


Scientists conducting research at the Faculty of Medicine (as of 2020)

c. 1,600

scientific publications are published each year by researchers of the faculty

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