Twinning Grants


Our aim is to strengthen collaborative cancer research projects within the UCCSH. Therefore, we will award 2x25.000 € for innovative & trend-setting tandem projects between scientists from Kiel and Lübeck.

Team up with a partner in either Kiel or Lübeck and hand in your proposal until May 5th!

Here is everything you need to know:

What are the criteria for participation?

Tandem Project
The project must consist of a tandem team, with one partner based in Lübeck and the other in Kiel.

Topic in UCCSH Oncology-Programs
The project must be thematically related to one of our main research programmes:

  • Biomarker/Minimal Residual Disease

  • Metastasis/Dissemination

  • Inflammation and Cancer

  • Immunotherapy/Tumor Immunology

  • Precision Oncology and Treatment Resistance

Applicants are eligible after doctorate. Please note that professors with a structure-forming professorship1 are excluded from this funding application.

1 i.e. full professors heading a section/institute/department.

What to hand-in and how to submit your work?

Twinning Grant Proposal
Please use the Twinning Grant Proposal Template. The application should be written in English, font Arial 11 pt., and should not exceed 3 pages excluding references.

Please provide a short CV from each partner

Please email your twinning grant proposal to

What`s the timeline?

March 25th, 2022

May 5th, 2022

Decision announcement
June 16th, 2022

Funding period
July 1st, 2022 – December 31st, 2022

Project Presentation – Concepts
August 26-27, 2022 – Research Retreat Conventgarten

Project Presentation - Results
Summer Semester 2023 – NORD Seminar

What are the criteria for evaluation?

  • Topic in oncology – how well does the topic fit into the UCCSH priority programmes?

  • Innovation – does the project represent a new and innovative idea that was not already followed before?

  • Added value – how well do the partner sites complement each other? Will there be an overall benefit for the UCCSH?

  • Potential – how strong is the potential of the project for follow-up studies and funding?

  • Feasibility – how realistic is the implementation of the proposed project?

  • Teaming - is a “young” scientist (prior to habilitation) integrated into the team?

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