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.-
Short term funding Clinician Scientist
(6-12 months, 50% research release)
Establishment of methods/start of new projectCurrently no open call.Next Deadline 15.9.2023,

project start 1.12.2023- 1.6.2024.
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 years)
Clinical study Call for applications

Application instructions
Deadline August 14, 2023

earliest project start 1.12.2023.
Innovative research project
Cooperation project with external partner
Medical Scientist (2 years)
Cooperation project with external/internal partner Call for applications

Application instructions
Deadline August 14, 2023,

earliest project start 1.12.2023.

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 ( ). The deadline for UCCH Research Fellowships 2024 is on May, 26, 2023. Participation in the UCCH Retreat on July 7/8, 2023 in Reinstorf is mandatory in case of application.

UCC NORD CONNECT Grants 2024: 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 2025.

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 November 1, 2023. 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 March 2024 to February 2025. 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!