The application and selection process

We will apply strict excellence criteria for the selection of our fellows. An obligate criterion for inclusion into the program is a strong track record of successful completion of scientific projects, including an experimental MD thesis that was graded no less than magna cum laude 
We strive to specifically include female fellows into our program and aim for an equal gender distribution. Our consortium provides a family-friendly environment and we have implemented specific measures to enhance our attractiveness specifically for female physicians aiming at a career as a physician scientist. These include a nursery/daycare program that allows priority access for our EKFS fellows. We also offer childcare after 05:00pm (CECAD initiative) and provide a family office, where parents have computer access in a dedicated room within the CECAD.

If you are interested in our program, please fill out the application form and return it to our central office. An application is possible at any time.

We are very much looking forward to receiving your application and to having you on board as one of our fellows!

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our central office at any time.

Central Office

Else Kröner Forschungskolleg Cologne
c/o University Hospital Cologne
Weyertal 115B
50937, Cologne

Phone: +49-221-478-96701
Email: info[at]