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Doctoral Candidate Fellowship Program

New: Applications may be submitted anytime!

The CTH supports motivated medical students with a salary support.

Requirements for the candidates are:

  • Conduction of the thesis in a CTH or CTH-associated group, or with a thrombosis and hemostasis relevant topic
  • Formulation of a career plan which extends beyond the completion of their degree
  • Strong commitment to research
  • One semester entirely dedicated to CTH-oriented research
  • Attendance in CTH "soft-skills" courses
  • Commitment of a mentor

 We offer:

  • Salary support (HIWI-contract)

  • Sponsorship of a conference/summer school

  • Participation to Virchow-Fellowship soft-skill courses

  • Participation in CTH Seminars / Journal Clubs


  • Contact working group
  • Submission of the application to Dr. Jana Grünewald

  • Evaluation by the Virchow-Evaluation-Committee based on th following criteria:

  1. Individual motivation
  2. Mentor-mentee relationship
  3. Quality of the host laboratory and project, relevance for the CTH
  4. Career plan
  5. Equal opportunities
  6. Additional comments (e.g. Prizes, Publications, etc.)

Application documents