Deutschlandstipendien: Jung Foundation for Science and Research supports medical students of the University of Hamburg


For the third time in a row, the Hamburg Jung Foundation for Science and Research is contributing to the Deutschlandstipendien at the University of Hamburg. Students that are especially gifted, engaged in voluntary work or have special needs receive monthly financial support. The University of Hamburg has been awarding Deutschlandstipendien in all faculties since 2015. In accordance with its objective, the Jung Foundation supports medicine students.


“Young scientists are the future of medicine. We want to strengthen talent in this field already during their medical studies,” explains Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Ulrich Moritz, member of the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of the Jung Foundation. “Enthusiasm for medical research usually awakens during the course of studies and leads to the further scientific qualification of young doctors. Accordingly, in a next step, the Jung Foundation also supports students after completing their medical studies,” he explains. “For this purpose, it created the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award in 2009. It is intended to enable young doctors to continue working scientifically at a German research institution while at the same time completing their specialist training. To this end, the foundation is providing a total of 210,000 euros over three years.


The Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award is awarded by the Jung Foundation every year to a promising young medical doctor up to the age of 35. Those interested in applying for 2022 can do so until 31 August 2021. Further information can be found here.


The Jung Foundation has been committed to the advancement of human medicine for over 40 years. Professor Moritz headed a research group at the Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Hamburg for 23 years. He has been accompanying the work of the foundation at the Elbchaussee for 8 years.