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Internal research funding

The internal funding programs of the Faculty of Medicine are a strategic measure for targeted start-up funding of innovative research projects. Funding criteria are exclusively the quality of the applications as well as their potential for external follow-up funding.

Current - Bonus program for DFG initial contracts

  • Applicants submitting their own DFG proposal for the first time (DFG individual projects/subject grants )

100.00 € per month per full approved € 100,000 application volume (project funds without overhead over the entire term; maximum term 3 years)

  • Draft proposals must be sent to the MFT Research Division before submission to the DFG.
  • Only proposals that have been pre-screened by the MFT and have undergone quality control can be awarded prizes if successful.
  • If necessary, the MFT reserves the right to stagger the submission of proposals in order to avoid an excessive volume of applications within a very short timeframe to the DFG. The applicant will subsequently be notified of the request for revision or submission to the DFG.
  • Qualitatively unsatisfactory proposals may be excluded from the bonus program.
  • Applications must be submitted to the DFG within 2 months of the MFT's request and confirmation of receipt forwarded to the MFT. If departmental or university bonus programs exist, the applicant must choose one.
  • Deadline for proposal submission is 31.07.2022.

The funding lines of the internal funding programs

The aim is to offer young scientists structured support in the development of an independent academic career. The focus is not on the content of the research topics, but rather on providing a platform for organizational and structural questions as well as feedback on their personal development.

Current

Applications can now be submitted via our new application portal:

To the application portal

Please note that from now on we can no longer accept applications by e-mail or by post.


The ƒortüne program - is intended to support basic and disease-oriented research projects (e.g. model systems for diseases) from all subject areas of biomedical research within the Faculty of Medicine and to facilitate the acquisition of external third-party funding for the scientists in the sense of start-up support. With the successful acquisition of fortüne applications, they become members of the Junior Academy. An applicant can only submit a maximum of two applications to the fortüne program during his or her scientific career, and only one of these in each module (junior, PATE, innovation application).

Junior application

Start-up funding for innovative projects by qualified young scientists to establish independent research projects with the prospect of external third-party funding.
Further information

Innovation application

Please note: Until further notice, no innovation applications can be submitted - The funding instrument is temporarily suspended!

(Funding of qualitatively outstanding, competitive projects with the aim to enable the acquisition of external third-party funds. The normal application will be renamed "innovation application" in order to make clear the start-up character and the necessary development of new research directions as a justification for submitting an application in the fortüne program.
The innovation proposal will be split between applicants from medicine and from the natural sciences).

for Dr. med. : Further information(currently not possible)

forDr. rer. nat. : Further information (currently not possible)


Bridge application

Bridge financing of projects that have been submitted to an external third-party funding body and have emerged from fortüne projects in the sense of start-up funding.
Further information


PATE

"Partnering Tübingen Experimenters
":Funding of research by young scientists from clinical institutions in theoretical institutions or in designated research laboratories of clinical institutions.
Further information


Downloads

Application documents for download
Leaflet for applicantspdf
Letter of intent and acknowledgement of reporting obligationdoc
Cover sheetdoc
Cover sheet PATEdoc
Checklistpdf
Form Applicantdoc
Form requested fundsdoc
Form Interim Reportdoc
Staffing Guidelinespdf
Target group:

The program is aimed at physicians who have already completed at least 2 years of their residency training after receiving their doctorate. Persons with completed habilitation or ongoing third-party funding of their own position cannot be considered.

The Program:

The goal of the Clinician Scientist Program is to provide sustained support to clinically active physicians with a clearly identifiable scientific profile through a structured training and release program during residency training.

The program includes a 3-year curriculum, with a contracted 50 percent of total work time devoted exclusively to scientific work. The position is 50 percent funded by the Clinician Scientist Program and 50 percent continues to be supported by the hospital, even during 100 percent release periods. The classification is based on the TV-Ä, taking into account the personal requirements. A cost-neutral extension in the case of parental leave or a stay abroad is possible.

Prior to the start of the program, participants have a meeting with the clinic directors to agree on objectives. This meeting serves to clarify open questions in advance. The times for research and clinic are planned in the course of the three-year training and recorded in writing in a rotation plan.

At the annual research colloquium, there is an opportunity to discuss the research project in a poster presentation.

Prerequisites:

The prerequisite for admission to the program is scientific activity demonstrated by publications and third-party funding (as a rule, at least one-third of the required postdoctoral work should be available), as well as the presentation of current and planned scientific research projects in the field of basic, disease-oriented or patient-oriented clinical research.

Reporting Requirements:

After the first two years, Clinician Scientists prepare an interim report on the current status of their research and clinical training which they send to the Dean's Office. A final report must be submitted to the Dean's Office no later than 6 months after the end of the grant. The times for research and clinical are recorded in writing in advance in a target agreement/rotation plan. A documented status discussion with the supervisor must take place every six months and a feedback regarding the compliance with the research times and rotation plans to the Medical Faculty must be obligatory and self-initiated.

Recognition of research hours:

In order to be recognized by the Medical Board for research time, all release rooms should be documented in detail.

Application Procedure:

There are two stagesto the application process:

1st stage: Submission of application documents by the application deadline stated in the call for applications.

2nd stage: Presentation of the projects recommended by the reviewers as worthy of funding by the applicants to the members of the research commission with subsequent discussion (date will be announced in good time).

Planned start of funding: At the latest 6 months after receipt of the approval letter. A rotation plan signed by the department head must be submitted to the Dean's Office for funding approval.


Application documents "Clinician Scientist
Application form Clinician Scientistdoc
Interim report templatedoc
Target group:

Postdoctoral physicians who are in the first three years of residency training.

The program:

The goal is to provide scientifically interested physicians with protected freedom for research periods already at the beginning of their residency training. The aim is to enable them to lay the foundations for their own subsequent research projects.

The program line supports a 20% release from clinical duties for a maximum of two years during the first three years of residency training (according to the requirements of the TV-Ä). In this regard, 10% is funded by the faculty from internal support programs with the understanding that an additional 10% release time is funded by the department head. The grouping takes place under consideration of the personal requirements on the basis of the TV-Ä. A cost-neutral extension in case of parental leave or stay abroad is possible.

Prior to the start of the program, the participants have a discussion with the clinic directors to agree on objectives. This meeting serves to clarify open questions in advance. The times for research and clinic are planned in the course of the three-year training and recorded in writing in a rotation plan.

At the annual research colloquium, there is an opportunity to discuss the research project in a poster presentation.

Prerequisites:

Prerequisite for the application is a doctorate completed with the grade summa cum laude Or a doctorate completedwith the grade magna cum laude and in additiona first author paperin a journal that belongs to the top 15% of the field.

Reporting requirement:

After the first year, Junior Clinician Scientists prepare an interim report on the current status of their research and clinical training which they send to the Dean's Office. A final report must be submitted to the Dean's Office no later than 6 months after the end of the grant. The times for research and clinical are recorded in writing in advance in a target agreement/rotation plan. A documented status discussion with the supervisor must take place every six months and a feedback regarding the compliance with the research times and rotation plans to the Medical Faculty must be obligatory and self-initiated.

Application Procedure:

There are two stagesto the application process:

1st stage: Submission of the application documents by the application deadline mentioned above.

2nd stage: Presentation of the projects recommended by the reviewers as worthy of funding by the applicants to the members of the research commission with subsequent discussion (date to be announced).

Planned start of funding: At the latest 6 months after receipt of the approval letter. A rotation plan signed by the department head must be submitted to the Dean's Office for funding approval.


Junior Clinician Scientist" application form
Application form Junior Clinician Scientistdoc
Interim report templatedoc

For the first time, the Faculty of Medicine invites applications for the Twinning Program.

Here, two physicians from a department or division with similar clinical training levels may apply together. The program line supports a 50 percent release from clinical duties for each for a maximum of three years(TV-Ä). The other 50 percent must be funded by the respective department.

The Twins organize themselves independently to ensure that one Twin at a time provides clinical care while the other Twin devotes time to research.

Furthermore, the requirements and conditions mentioned above under Clinician Scientist Program (regular) apply.

Application documents "Twinning Program
Application formdoc

For the first time, the Faculty of Medicine invites applications for the Tandem Program.

Here, a physician can apply together with a natural scientist for a natural science doctoral position, whom they will jointly supervise in working on an interdisciplinary project. The program line supports a 65% E13 position for a maximum of three years. In addition, the tandems receive annual consumable funds of 5,000 euros each from their respective department.

The times for research and clinic for the clinically active part of the tandem are recorded in writing in advance in a target agreement/rotation plan. A documented status discussion with the supervisor must take place every six months and feedback regarding compliance with the research times and rotation plans must be provided to the medical faculty on a mandatory and self-initiated basis. A final report must be submitted upon completion of the grant.

The respective department guarantees 20 percent research time for the medical part of the tandem and consumables of 5,000 € p.a. each. over 3 years.

At least one part of the tandem should have a doctoral degree and thus act as the main supervisor.

Furthermore, the requirements and conditions mentioned above under Clinician Scientist Program (regular) apply.

Application documents "Tandem Program
Application formdoc
Application deadline for all types of applications (Clinician Scientist, Twinning, Tandem) is in spring 2023.

Applications should be sent as a summarized PDF (complete application including attachments) by mail to cathrin.klingeberg@med.uni-tuebingen.deto send.
Applications with formal deficiencies will be excluded from the review process.

The application procedure is carried out in two stages:

Stage 1: Submission of application documents by the above-mentioned application deadlineStage
2:
Presentation of the projects recommended by the reviewers as worthy of funding by the applicants to the members of the Research Commission with subsequent discussion (date to be announced).

Planned start of funding: At the latest 6 months after receipt of the approval letter.

For further questions please contact Dr. Cathrin Klingeberg (Tel.: 73684) is at your disposal.

Other lines of internal research funding

The AKF program(Applied Clinical Research) is designed to increase the number of science-driven studies in terms of Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs) in key faculty research areas. There are two funding vehicles under the AKF program.

Pilot studies

By supporting pilot studies (phase I-II studies), externally funded follow-up studies (phase II-III) are to be made possible.
Further information

Start-up funding

Applications to external funding institutions (BMBF, EU, DFG, Dts. Krebshilfe or similar) can be supported in the sense of start-up funding.
Further information


AKF downloads
Leaflet for applicantspdf
Cover sheet for pilot studiesdoc
Cover sheet for start-up fundingdoc
Checklistpdf
Form for applicantsdoc
Form requested fundsdoc
Study synopsis (prerequisite for consultation by ZKS)doc
Form letter of intentdoc
Personnel guidelines IZKFdoc

Attention: Please contact Dr. Christina Bürger, Research Division, before submitting an application!

Large-scale collaborations (outline phase)

DFG-funded collaborative projects are an important strategic factor in the faculty's research concept. Start-up funding for these collaborative projects (SFB, FO, KFO, etc.) will be funded if they follow the flow chart.

The disbursement of the grant amount (60,000 euros for research groups and 100,000 euros for SFBs or collaborations with a similar financial volume) takes place in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be paid out after the presentation of their proposal concept to the Research Commission.
  • Part 2 will be paid out after the call for a full proposal (proof of the external third-party funding institution).

further information (funding instrument)


Large-scale collaborations (preparation of the conception phase)

DFG collaborative projects (SFB, FOR, GRK) can be supported in the run-up to the conception phase. The funding measure includes the support of the networking of working groups, the financing of preliminary research work that is still necessary for the creation of a consortium as well as the preparation of joint publications etc..

Eligible are designated spokespersons of planned collaborative proposals, usually appointed professors. At least two different institutions must be involved in the collaborative project. The application process is based on the DFG guidelines for SFBs, GRKs and FORs.

Funding is provided for concepts for collaborative proposals (with the corresponding number of subprojects) with financing of personnel and material resources for a maximum of 2 years until a full proposal is submitted to the DFG.

- Max sum for a SFB initiative: 500 T€

- Max sum for a FOR initiative: 250 T€

- Max sum for a GRK initiative: 250 T€

further information (funding instrument)


Smaller collaborative projects

Extended start-up funding for collaborative projects:

to the funding instrument


Notes and deadlines
Applications to fortüne and AKF programs can be submitted at any time!

Please note: the lead time is about 3 months!

Multiple applications within the framework of intramural programs

Parallel funding of several projects is not possible in principle.

A temporal overlapping of projects is considered as parallel funding and is therefore also not possible.

Meeting dates 2022

Fortüne: 07.04.2022, 07.07.2022, 17.11.2022, AKF: 31.03.2022, 27.10.2022

Contact and responsibilities

Due to current events, our employees are currently only available by telephone to a very limited extent. Please contact the responsible persons by e-mail.

Dr. Sabine Garbrecht-Büttner

Head of Research

E-mail address: Sabine.Garbrecht@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Dr. Otto Müller

Databases, Core Facilities, Major Equipment

Phone number: +49 7071 29-73681

E-mail address: Otto.Mueller@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Dr. Cathrin Klingeberg

Internal funding programs, tenders and awards,

Phone number: +49 7071 29-73684

E-mail address: cathrin.klingeberg@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Dr. Christina Bürger

Research funding consulting national funding

Phone number: +49 7071 29-77912

E-mail address: christina.buerger@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Natalia Backe, MBA

Processing
Publication database EVALUNA
Welcome Center

Phone number: +49 7071 29-77933

Fax number: 07071 29-5784

E-mail address: natalia.backe@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Karin Schmid

Processing of internal funding programs, calls for proposals, newsletter, homepage

Phone number: +49 7071 29-75205

E-mail address: K.Schmid@med.uni-tuebingen.de

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