Application & Selection

The call for proposals for the programme is issued annually. Each year, the call for proposals has a different thematic focus. The first call will focus on "Inflammation and Immunopathogenesis". The deadline for submitting your application is 26.08.2022.

Eligible to apply are physicians with:

  • just completed or well advanced specialist medical training
  • an established and outstanding research profile
  • scientific publications in the thematic focus of the call
  • have already successfully acquired third-party funding

The Executive Board expressly motivates female physicians to apply. The aim is to achieve a funding quota of at least 50% from among the female applicants. Physicians working externally are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted in electronic form as one document and only to The application must be formulated in English. The following documents must be enclosed with the application:

  • Cover letter (1 page)
  • Research concept and short career development plan (max. 3 pages)
  • Summary of scientific and clinical achievements (1 page)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications with a short summary of the 5 most important publications (the share contributed must be indicated)
  • Overview of third-party funds
  • Overview of teaching activities
  • Confirmation of employment from the hospital management and declaration of commitment to 50% release for the research project
  • State examination certificate, dissertation certificate, licence to practise medicine, specialist certificate; in the case of international applications, appropriate certificates of comparability must be submitted.
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Please use the templates for creating the letter of acceptance as well as the forms for providing information about yourself and your teaching, third-party funding and publication achievements.

© Johann F. Saba / UKB

Selection Process

The selection is done in two steps. First, the Executive Board sorts the applications into thematic groups and forwards them to national and international reviewers. Based on the reviews, the Executive Board makes a preliminary selection of the most promising candidates.

In a second step, these candidates are then invited to present themselves and their research concept to a final selection committee at a symposium. The selection committee is composed of the Executive Board, the hospital and institute directors to be admitted and the members of the International Advisory Board.


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PD Dr. Ildiko Racz

Science Management - Coordination Internal Funding

Venusberg-Campus 1

53127 Bonn

+49 151 18853678

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