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Linz Clinician Scientist Program.

Clinician Scientist Program (CSP) and the Advanced Clinician Scientist Program (ACSP)

Medical advancements require physicians who are capable of conducting a high level of research.


The innovative Linz Clinician Scientist Program aims to give physicians at the Kepler University Hospital sufficient time and space to conduct scientific research through a paid leave from the clinical routine.

The Clinician Scientist Program (CSP) serves to support junior physicians at KUK who are embarking on a scientific/academic career and interested in conducting research, as well as those who wish to complete the doctoral degree program in Medical Sciences at the JKU MED.

The Advanced Clinician Scientist Program (ACSP) is a qualification program for KUK medical specialists who have completed their doctoral studies in medical sciences, or who hold comparable qualifications, and aim to pursue postdoctoral qualifications at the JKU MED.

This program supports junior scientists/scholars as they earn advanced qualifications in pursuit of both a scientific/academic and a clinical career. Simultaneously, this program significantly contributes to competitive medical research at the Kepler University Hospital and at the JKU's Faculty of Medicine.

Applications for the 2023 Call will be accepted starting December 5, 2022, until January 15, 2023. Request the application materials by sending an e-mail to: csp-acsp.med@jku.at:

  • A/CSP application form
  • Template - research outline
  • Declaration of commitment
  • ZMF Requirements application form

We welcome applications from all areas of KUK, not just physicians at university hospitals and clinical institutes.

The upcoming program will begins on October 1, 2023. Physicians admitted to the program will engage in teaching and research responsibilities at the JKU, thereby becoming actively involved in shaping and growing the JKU's young medical faculty.

Information about the Admissions Procedure

In order to take part in the CSP or ACSP programs, you will be required to pass an admissions procedure. During the review process, three reviewers will evaluate and assess the submitted research proposals and the curriculum vitaes based on the outlined evaluation criteria and a nomination by a selection committee.

Key Facts

Application and Program Information

Program starts

October 1, 2023

Application Period

Now to January 29, 2023

E-mail to request application documents and submit the application



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