The IZKF research grants can be divided into Advanced Projects, Junior Projects and Junior Research Groups.
Since the last funding period (2010 – 2013) the project duration of Advanced Projects is 30 months. After a single funding period projects should be transferred to extramural funding. If the application for extramural funding was filed within the duration of the IZKF project it is possible to extend the project for another 6 months.
For scientists starting their independent career obtaining their first extramural research funding is an important step. To aid this process the IZKF in collaboration with the ELAN programme offers Junior Projects to young postdoctoral physicians and scientists up to 35 years of age without previous significant external funding.
Junior Research Groups offer an attractive career development opportunity for outstanding young scientists with a training in medicine or natural sciences and a strong background and reputation in one of the Faculties‘ main research fields.