EKFS wants to use this funding programme to support young scientists in the field of medicine whose scholastic work until now gives reason to expect a successful career in science, although in terms of raising funds for their research they are still just starting out. Applications can be submitted at any time.
Supporting young applicants with a passion for research on the way to becoming scientifically independent has always been a focus of the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung. First applications can be submitted by postdoctoral physicians, as well as life scientists engaged in medical research. Application can be made for the human and material resources necessary towards implementing the project. Sums of money to fund one’s own position are ruled out.
Addressees Eligible to Apply
To apply, the applicant institution must make a substantial contribution of its own: approx. 1/3 of total project expenditure must be provided in the form of human and material resources from the institutional funding.
In addition, first original publications as lead author should be available.
As a general rule, the applicants will have continued their scientific work after their PhD, during their time as a postdoctoral fellow, or alongside their further medical training. The acquisition of intramural funding or smaller external sub-project funding (e.g. as co-applicant) shall not pose an obstacle to the application.
Scientists who have acquired more than one funded project as project managers in peer-reviewed procedures from the DFG, BMBF, Krebshilfe, EU, Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation among others, shall, however, not be eligible to make an application in this procedure.
New call for proposals Publication Price 2020 - Deadline: 6 March 2020
The Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung awards three publication prizes for younger scientists for outstanding publications that have emerged from the Foundation's support and appeared in 2019.
Detailed information can be found here.
Overview of first and second applications running since 2019
First application "Atg16l1-mediated autophagy as a critical instructor of DNA damage responses in intestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis" (2019)
First application "A dimensional psychiatry approach to eating disorders using machine learning techniques on structural and functional neuroimaging data from multicenter studies" (2019)
First application "Comparison of coronary lithoplasty and rotablation for interventional treatment of severely calcified coronary lesions - ROTASHOCK study" (2019)
First application "Dissecting the Induction of Inflationary CD8+ T Cell Memory on the Single-Cell Level" (2019)
First application "Role of LncRNAs in inflammatory remodeling in ischemic heart failure" (2019)
First application "Preclinical evaluation of CRISPR/Cas-based gene therapy in the human heart muscle" (2019)
First application " `This one drink!?´ The invisible developmental consequences of intrauterine alcohol exposure: A longitudinal multi-level study in childhood and adolescence based on a meconium ethanol metabolite" (2019)
First application "Social Phobia Research: Understanding phenotypic dimensions and the genetic architecture of social anxiety disorder" (2019)
First application "Immune escape mechanisms in head and neck carcinomas - significance of the HGF/Met signalling pathway" (2019)
First application "The Neural Networks underlying Corticobasal Syndrome revealed by Magnetoencephalograph" (2019)
First application "The role of CBX7 in pathogenesis and treatment of Multiple Myeloma" (2019)
First application "Analysing the interplay of aberrant cytokine-producing B cells, T cells and plasma cells during colitis development" (2019)
First application "GRK5 in the development of opiate dependence" (2019)
First application "The impact of microRNA-146a on the development of immune related adverse events during immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy" (2019)
First application "Topography and plasticity of cortical microstructure in ALS characterized with Hilde of 7 Tesla MRI" (2019)
First application "Investigation of synaptic properties of entorhino-hippocampal projection at the single cell level" (2019)
First application "The role of cardiac CITED4 in age-related myocardial changes" (2019)
First application "Beyond Aquaporin and MOG - Novel brain reactive antibodies and B cell responses in Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders" (2019)
First application "Investigating life and death consequences of dynamic metabolism]activated programmed cell death]regulating protein complexes in acute neurodegeneration"
First application "Identification and functional validation of the proteome changes influencing the decline of the intestinal epithelium in aging" (2019)
First application "The functional and molecular mechanisms of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy"
First application "Butyrophilins, new co-stimulatory molecules, and their role on innate lymphoid cells" (2019)
First application "Differentielle Effekte von zucker- und fettinduziertem Übergewicht auf Hypoxie-assoziierte Schäden der Lunge sowie ihre Modulierung durch den körpereigenen Stoff Spermidi" (2019)
First application "New treatment strategy for atrial fibrillation and atrial arrhythmias using atrial tattooing"
First application "From rare to common - investigating universal mechanisms of renal degeneration exemplified by defective MAPKBP1"
First application "Basics of the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and its modulation by innovative therapeutic strategies" (2019)
First application "B-cell-mediated immune response in GAD-antibody associated neurological diseases" (2019)
First application "Investigation of age-at-onset genetic modifier loci in LRRK2 parkinsonism" (2019)
First application "Use of two different CPAP levels for initial care and therapy of respiratory distress syndrome in very small premature infants - a randomized multicenter study" (2019)
First application "CD40L-dependent leukocyte adhesion – a novel target in myocardial infarction" (2019)
First application "Tau-based therapeutic interventions in models of Alzheimer Disease and related tauophathies" (2019)