Open Calls

Please refer to the following table for the currently open calls. The texts of the calls are also published on the UKE homepage.

Attention! For the partner laboratories (team of Clinician Scientist + Medical Scientist) you will find two separate calls, one for each position.
For the project application please use the link "Application Instructions" given in the table.

Funding lineFunding blocksCall for applicationsDeadline
Interdisciplinary Partner LaboratoryTranslational project: Team of Clinician Scientist (50%) & Medical Scientist (Postdoc)Currentlly no open call.Next call for applications in 2023.
Short term funding Clinician Scientist
(6-12 months, 50% research release)
Establishment of methods/start of new projectCurrently no open call.Next Deadline 30.6.2023.
Pilot experiment or preclinical experiment (to prepare grant applications or publications)
Clinical study
Start up funding after parental leave
Protected research time (50%) Clinician Scientist
(2-3 years)
Clinical studyCurrently no open call.Next call for applications in early 2023 (start of funding summer 2023).
Innovative research project
Cooperation project with external partner
Medical Scientist
Cooperation project with external partner with variable funding timeCurrently no open call.Next call for applications in early 2023 (start of funding summer 2023).

If you have any questions concerning the calls, please feel free to contact Dr. Inga Melzer ( or ) at any time. We are happy to help!

UCCH Research Fellowship

At this point, we would also like to mention the UCCH Research Fellowship, which allows junior physicians (usually in their second to fifth year of clinical training) to be released from their clinical duties for one year to conduct a cancer-related research project in the laboratory. For further information, please contact Dr. Natascha Kömm ( ).

UCC NORD CONNECT Grants 2022: call for applications

As part of the network of Comprehensive Cancer Centers (CCC) awarded by German Cancer Aid, the University Cancer Center Hamburg (UCCH) is planning a joint application as CCC NORD consortium with the University Cancer Center Schleswig Holstein for 2024.

In order to establish and initiate as many and good collaborations as possible in the run-up to this application, the CCC NORD is for the first time announcing the CONNECT (Cooperative NORD-Networking for Early Career Teams) Grants for early career teams from both sites. This initiative is supported by the Medical Faculties of the University of Lübeck and the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel as well as the Mildred Scheel Cancer Career Center (MSNZ) Hamburg, which is funded by the German Cancer Aid.

Find an appropriate partner (Medical or Clinician Scientist) from the respective other location (HH-Kiel or HH-Lübeck) and send us your joint project idea by September 20, 2022. The project idea should ideally be located in one of the research focus areas of UCCH (to be found under " Research ") and UCCSH . Epidemiological projects and projects in health services research are eligible to apply as well as molecular biology-translational projects. The maximum funding per project is € 50,000 (distributed between both sites) and the project duration should be from January to December 2023. Funding of your own position is excluded.

You can download the annoucement with all information and a template for your application here.

We are looking forward to your applications! If you need help with the application or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!