Filling the Gap

Scope and structure

Filling the Gap aims to support the academic career of (future) physician scientists working at one of the University's hospitals, the affiliated academic hospitals, the Center of Dental Medicine or other institutes of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich during a period of two years. The program enables talented physician scientists to conduct research activities, which are fundamental for their academic careers.

Filling the Gap is based on the Gender Equality Action Plan 2013-2016 of the University of Zurich. The Faculty of Medicine invites especially highly qualified female researchers to apply to the program.

The Program is based on three pillars:

  • Planning: Personalized career planning together with the department chair
  • Mentoring: Appointment of a mentor to supervise the applicant’s career
  • Financial support: Paid protected research time of 20% to 50% per year

The program also takes into account important aspects relating to the conciliation of the clinical and academic career with family duties and private life.

Conditions

  • You are in the last year of medical studies or already a physician scientist
  • You are employed – or have a future appointment - as clinician and are at least 70% of your total workload clinically active at one of the University's hospitals, one of the affiliated academic hospitals, the Center of Dental Medicine or other institutes of the Faculty of Medicine
  • You are committed to develop an academic career
  • You would like to conduct your research activities simultaneously with your clinical practice

Siegenthaler-Fellowship

A few excellent research projects in the field of internal medicine are now funded by the Walter und Gertrud Siegenthaler Stiftung.

Run-time

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019

A call for proposals for the funding period 2020 - 2021 is expected to take place in spring 2019.

Funded Persons

Funding periode 2018 - 2019

Funding periode 2018 - 2019 (PDF, 30 KB)

Prolongations 2018

Prolongations 2018 (PDF, 22 KB)

Funding periode 2016 - 2017

Funding periode 2016 - 2017 (PDF, 81 KB)

Prolongations 2016

Prolongations 2016 (PDF, 77 KB)

Funding periode 2014 - 2015

Funding periode 2014 - 2015 (PDF, 32 KB)