Funding from the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation

This article was published in our newsletter. Sign up here.


Are you a doctor with a PhD or a scientist involved in medical research? Would you like to pursue your academic work as autonomously as possible? Then apply for funding for your individual project from the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation. Support is available for outstanding young scientists at an early stage in their careers. Funding is not provided in order to finance the applicant’s current position. Applications are welcome from young scientists of any nationality who work at a German research institution.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • original first-author publications
  • place of employment in Germany
  • multi-year experience as postdoc or in further medical training
  • all approvals must have been obtained for the trials planned during the project to which the application relates

Applications can be submitted in German or English (at native proficiency level).

What form does funding take?

Applications can be submitted for both the staff and material funding needed to implement the planned project, provided it can be academically justified.

When is the closing date for applications?

Complete applications can be submitted at any time.

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here: > Projects (only in German)