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 project Application instructions Next Deadline: January 8, 2024

Project start: between April 1, 2024 and September 1, 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 studyCurrently no open call.-
Innovative research project
Cooperation project with external partner
Medical Scientist (2 years)
Cooperation project with external/internal partnerCurrently no open call.-

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 2025 will be announced here in early 2024. Participation in the UCCH Retreat on July 12/13, 2024 in Reinstorf is mandatory in case of application.

CONNECT Grants 2025

To strengthen the joint collaboration with the University Cancer Center Schleswig-Holstein (UCCSH) and the networking of early career researchers, the CONNECT (Cooperative NORD-Networking for Early Career Teams) grant for early career teams from both locations is being announced for the third time. This initiative is supported by the medical faculties of the University of Lübeck and the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel as well as the Mildred-Scheel-Nachwuchszentrum (MSNZ) Hamburg, which is funded by 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 until the application deadline which will be announced here soon. 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). The project duration is from January to December 2025. Funding of your own position is excluded.

Detailed information on the call and the application process will be available for download on this website soon.

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