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Linz Clinician Scientist Program.

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

Medical advancements require physicians capable of conducting high-quality research.


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

The Clinician Scientist Program (CSP) serves to support junior physicians at KUK who aim to embark on a scientific/academic career and are 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 post-doctoral qualifications at the JKU MED.

The program to support and qualify the next generation of physicians enables these physicians to pursue both an academic/scientific as well as a clinical career. At the same time, they contribute significantly  to establishing competitive medical research at both the Kepler University Hospital and the JKU's Faculty of Medicine.

We welcome applications not only by physicians at teaching hospitals and departments, but also by physicians in all areas at KUK.

The next call for the program beginning October 1, 2024, is expected to open in the fall of 2023 and will be announced well in advance.

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

Program Information

Application Deadline

All calls are currently closed.




Heike Kraus-Füreder, BSc MSc

Office Hours

By advanced appointment