This programme was initiated to arouse interest for science in motivated medical students early on in their career. Up to 18 grants are available for medical students. This scholarship is offered during their research activity of 8 continuous month. Furthermore, the doctoral students have to complete defined training module during their studies.
The following training modules are obligatory for all participants in the IZKF MD-thesisscholarship programme and can be completed during the period between the start of the scientific research project and the submission of the doctorate.
The doctoral student is supervised by a doctoral committee, consisting of 3 supervisors (2 of them must be eligible for a doctorate), who must be named at the latest until the beginning of the experimental work and the start of the scholarship. A supervision agreement between the doctoral candidate and the members is therefore necessary. Regular meetings of the supervision committee with the doctoral student are to be carried out at the beginning of the experimental work, after completion of the experimental works and afterwards annually until the doctorate is submitted. A protocol of the meetings of the supervision committee is necessary. In addition, a short written report of the doctoral student about the state of the research is to be attached. This report should also contain own publications and third-party funding raised in connection with the doctorate.
Each participant in the IZKF MD-thesis scholarship programme has to present a presentation (poster or lecture) on a supra-regional symposium.
A seminar organized by doctoral students is to be held at least once a month during the semester. A total of at least 6 participations in total and one own presentation of the doctoral thesis must be proved. Participation in the seminar of the IZKF Graduate School is possible.
Each participant in the IZKF MD-thesis scholarship programme must participate in at least 10 locally organized guest speaker seminars. Participation must be proven by a signature of the host or lecturer on the invitation.
Each participant in the IZKF MD-thesis scholarship programme must participate in a total of at least two training courses, each lasting at least 8 hours. These courses can be chosen from the programme of the IZKF Graduate School or another programme.
Each participant in the IZKF MD-thesis scholarship programme must participate in at least one retreat. Participation in the retreat of the IZKF Graduate School is possible.
The participants in the IZKF MD-thesis scholarship programme are to be involved in the field of public relations. This is to be done by one active participation, e.g. an event for the local population or an internet contribution.
It is expected that the participants in the IZKF MD-thesis scholarship programme can prove at least one co-authorship in a reputable journal at the end of the doctorate.
All records must be kept and forwarded to the IZKF Administrative Office after the completion of the programme.
After a successful doctoral examination, which has to be proven by submitting the doctoral certificate, and the completion of all training modules, a certificate for the successful participation in the IZKF MD-thesis scholarship programme is issued. It is possible to issue a provisional certificate for the doctoral candidate's application phase.
Applications for IZKF scholarships must always be sent to the Junior Scientists Committee through the IZKF Administration Office no later than 14 days before the next meeting.
The Junior Scientists Committee decides whether or not a scholarship is to be granted following an interview (in English) with the applicant conducted during one of its regular meetings. You can find the Junior Scientists Committee's next dates of meetings here.
Dr. Katrin Faber
Phone: +49 9131 85-46842
Fax: +49 9131 85-35903