Else Kröner School for Medical Scientists

Structured promotion and establishment of natural scientists* in the medical sector: This new line of funding at Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung has the goal to strengthen interdisciplinary and interprofessional cooperation in health-related research.
Image: Else Kröner Medical Scientist Kollegs

For the improvement of medical research it is necessary that natural scientists and fundamental research scientists work on medical issues as well (Medical Scientists). Although this is already the case in many areas, the research often has a theoretical orientation or lacks a deeper understanding of medical prerequisites, clinical consequences and the conditions behind medical action taken.

Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung wants to support medical faculties and university hospitals in Germany within the framework of scientific graduate study programs, to improve the establishment of young, highly talented natural scientists in the medical sector, and to optimize their research in the sense of the targeted objective, meaning better treatment for patients.

To achieve this, for the first time Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung is issuing a call for proposals toward establishing a Medical Scientist graduate study program endowed with a total of EUR 1 million for a term of four years. The program can be situated in either the doctoral or post-doctoral phase.

Specific, patient-oriented research projects are supposed to be worked on and developed further in the course of this graduate study program, accompanied by an interprofessional advanced training program.

Please always take note of our current calls for applications/proposals for this line of funding. You can find them in the menu “Current Topics” under Call for Proposals.

Portrait Dr. Alexander Lehmann
Dr. Alexander Lehmann
Scientific Funding: Graduate and Research Schools and International Research Prize