Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research

Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research

The Foundation has been awarding the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award, which is worth € 210,000 for three years, since 2006. It is the only one of the Foundation’s awards which can be applied for directly.

The Career Advancement Award addresses a special target group: young, highly qualified physicians who have relocated to foreign universities, institutions and hospitals due to conditions which are often more attractive. The award is intended to enable such outstanding young German medical specialists to return after at least two years abroad. This promotion allows them to continue their research here and start or complete their residency at the same time.

The Career Advancement Award has made the Foundation a forerunner in the targeted promotion of the repatriation of highly qualified people, which is of great importance to the economy as well as the sciences. The prize has been awarded to nine laureates to date. It makes it easier for the aspiring young scientists to handle the double burden of research and residency and strengthens Germany as a location for the sciences. The award is one of the most valuable prizes of its category.

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Brain drain

The Jung Foundation is actively committed to combating the ‘brain drain,’ i.e. the tendency for highly qualified people to move abroad.

In 2017 the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award, which is worth 210,000 euros, honoured Dr. med. Lena Seifert from the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus of the Technical University of Dresden.

Read more about the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research here.