Well-trained specialists are essential for the success of the medical informatics initiative. For this reason, the BMBF is providing additional funding of around 30 million euros (2020-2026) to 21 junior research groups at the interface of informatics and medicine. The junior research groups are intended to be a supporting structure for newly established medical informatics professorships. They shall be integrated into the work at the universities. This helps to make this pioneering field of research in Germany attractive for scientists.