Who Decides on Your Application?
Two Research Commissions Decide on the Awards

Research Commission

With the establishment of the BONFOR program, the Medical Faculty of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn has created a valuable instrument for targeted in-house research funding. Both clinically applied and practice-oriented research as well as medical basic research are funded on equal terms. The decisive factor for funding is the scientific quality of the applications within the framework of the BONFOR funding criteria.

The BONFOR SciMed Commission decides on the BONFOR-funded doctoral scholarships, funding applications for all other instruments are dealt with in the meetings of the BONFOR Research Commission.


BONFOR-Research Commission

The BONFOR Research Commission establishes the guidelines for the funding instruments. In its meetings, it decides on the use of the funds made available and gives funding recommendations on the basis of expert opinions and according to application reviews.

Members of the BONFOR Research Commission

The Dean of the Medical Faculty, a group elected by the Dean's Office consisting of professors, scientific staff and student representatives working full-time at the Medical Faculty, as well as a chairperson and a deputy chairperson elected from this group.

The university professors in the commission should have many years of experience in the management of scientific working groups, in the acquisition of third-party funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) or comparable organizations, and in research assessment. The scientific staff members of the commission are expected to show above-average commitment to research. When appointing members to the committees, it is ensured that the aspects of clinical-applied research and basic sciences are adequately represented. 

Chairperson
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Susanne Schoch McGovern (Institute of Neuropathology)


Vice chairperson
Prof. Dr. med. Eicke Latz (Institute for Innate Immunity)

Prof. Dirk Baumjohann (Medical Clinic III für Oncology, Heamatology, Immunooncology and Rheumatology)
Prof. Thomas Becker (Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Prof. Regina Betz (Institute for Human Genetics)
Prof. Sandra Blaess (Institute for Reconstructive Neurobiology)
Prof. Henning Boecker (Clinic of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology - Experimental Radiology)
Prof. Christoph Bourauel (Polyclinic for Dental Prosthetics, Propaedeutics and Materials Science)
Prof. Peter Brossart (Medical Clinic III)
Prof. Volker Busskamp (University Eye Clinic)
Prof. Dirk Dietrich (Clinic for Neurosurgery)
Prof. Dagmar Dilloo (Children's Clinic - Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology)
Prof. Markus Essler (Nuclear Medicine Clinic)
Prof. Matthias Geyer (Institute for Structural Biology)
Prof. Christian Henneberger (Institute for Cellular Neuroscience)
Prof. Michael Hölzel (Institute for Experimental Oncology)
Prof. Marc Hübner (Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology)
Prof. Stephanie Jung (Institute for Cardiovascular Immunology)
Prof. Sven Klaschik (Clinic for Anesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine)
Prof. Anna-Christin Konermann (Polyclinic for Orthodontics)
Prof. Stefanie Kürten (Anatomical Institute)
Prof. Christian Kurts (Institute for Experimental Immunology)
Prof. Jennifer Landsberg (Clinic for Dermatology and Allergology)
Prof. Andreas Mayr (Institute of Medical Biometry, Informatics and Epidemiology)
Prof. Jacob Nattermann (Medical Clinic I)
Prof. Georg Nickenig (Medical Clinic II)
Prof. Johannes Oldenburg (Institute for Experimental Hematology and Transfusion Medicine)
Prof. Gabor Petzold (Clinic for Neurology)
Prof. Wilhelm Röll (Heart Surgery Clinic)
Prof. Tobias Rose (Institute for Experimental Epileptology and Cognitive Research)
Prof. Philipp Sasse (Institute of Physiology I)
Prof. Martin Schlee (Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology )
Prof. Anja Schneider (Clinic for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry)
Prof. Hubert Schorle (Institute of Pathology)
Prof. Valentin Stein (Institute of Physiology II)
Prof. Rainer Surges (Epileptology clinic)
Prof. Ina Maja Vorberg (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn)
Prof. Sven Wehner (Clinic for General, Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery)

Dr. Maximilian Funken (Medical Clinic II)
Dr. Aylin Mehren (Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy)
PD Dr. Martin von Websky (Clinic for General, Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery)
Dr. Christina Weisheit (Clinic for Anesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine)

Jakob Pantenburg
Annika Scheer

PhD PD ldiko Racz


SciMed-Commission

The BONFOR doctoral scholarship (funding instrument 4) is integrated into the study-accompanying SciMed doctoral collegium of the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn under the name SciMed doctoral scholarship.

Members of the BONFOR SciMed Commission

The awarding of BONFOR-funded doctoral scholarships is decided by the BONFOR SciMed Commission established for this purpose, whose members perform tasks accompanying the doctorate (mentoring, midterm evaluation) in addition to reviewing and deciding on applications.

Funding requests for all other instruments will be addressed at BONFOR Commission meetings.

Chairperson
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Hölzel (Institute for Experimental Oncology)

Vice chairperson
Prof. Dr. med. Albert J. Becker (Institute for Neuropathology)

Prof. Tobias Bald (Institute for Experimental Oncology)
Prof. Regina Betz (Institute for Human Genetics)
Prof. Sandra Blaess (Institute for Reconstructive Neurobiology)
Prof. Henning Boecker (Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology - Experimental Radiology)
Prof. Dagmar Dilloo (Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology)
Prof. Bernardo Franklin (Institute for Innate Immunity )
Prof. Natalio Garbi (Institute for Experimental Immunology)
Prof. Matthias Geyer (Institute for Structural Biology)
Prof. Christian Henneberger (Institute for Cellular Neuroscience)
Prof. Glen Kristiansen (Institute of Pathology)
Prof. Stefanie Kürten (Anatomical Institute)
Prof. Jennifer Landsberg (Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology and Allergology)
Prof. Veronika Lukacs-Kornek (Institute for Experimental Immunology)
Prof. Georg Nickenig (Medical Clinic and Polyclinic II)
Prof. Benjamin Odermatt (Anatomical Institute)
Prof. Johannes Oldenburg (Institute for Experimental Hematology and Transfusion Medicine)
Prof. Katrin Paeschke (Medical Clinic and Polyclinic III)
Prof. Gabor Petzold (Neurological Clinic)
Prof. Alexander Radbruch (Clinic for Neuroradiology)
PD Dr. Theodor Rüber (Clinic and Polyclinic for Epileptology)
PD Dr. Hemmen Sabir (Department of Neonatology at the Center for Children's Medicine)
Prof. Philipp Sasse (Physiological Institute I)
Prof. Martin Schlee (Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology)
Prof. Jonathan Schmid-Burgk (Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology)
Prof. Susanne Schoch McGovern (Institute of Neuropathology)
Prof. Hubert Schorle (Institute of Pathology)
Prof. Ulrich Schweizer (Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Prof. Valentin Stein (Physiological Institute II)
Prof. Christian Steinhäuser (Institute for Cellular Neuroscience)
Prof. Tatjana Tchumatchenko (Institute for Experimental Epileptology and Cognitive Sciences)
Prof. Marieta Toma (Institute of Pathology)
Prof. Dagmar Wachten (Institute for Innate Immunity)
Prof. Christoph Wilhelm (Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology)

Jakob Pantenburg
 Annika Scheer

PhD PD ldiko Racz

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Deadlines

Application deadlines and meeting dates at a glance

Allocation Procedure

BONFOR grant applications are assessed in a two-step process.

BONFOR eApplication

BONFOR funding applications are submitted electronically only.

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