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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 are at the beginning of their scientific career and 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.

Applications for the 2024 Call (program start date: October 1, 2024) will open by no later than January 8, 2024. You can request the required application documents by sending an e-mail to: csp-acsp.med(at)jku.at, opens in new window

• The A/CSP application form

•  Research outline template

•  Declaration of commitment

•  ZMF requirement application form

Please note: In order to provide you with the best possible support for your project submission, we ask you to arrange for a free project and statistical information session at the Competence Center for Clinical Studies (KKS Linz).

Please send a draft of your research outline by e-mail to: kks-linz@jku.at by no later than November 17, 2023 (contact: Mr. Martin Ziermayr, MEd, MSc, MBA, T + 43 732 2468 3303). Please enclose verification of the consultation with the KKS Linz with the application documents.

In order to take part in the CSP or ACSP, you must successfully pass the admissions procedure. As part of a review process, three reviewers and a nominated selection committee will evaluate the submitted research proposals and the curriculum vitaes based on the outlined evaluation criteria.

If you have any questions about the program, the submission process, or the admissions procedure, further information can be found here, opens a file.

Key Facts

Admission and Program Information

Program Start Date

October 1, 2024

Application Deadline

January 8, 2024




Heike Kraus-Füreder, BSc MSc

Office Hours

By advanced appointment