The Jung Foundation for Science and Research was founded by Ernst Jung (1896 - 1976), a Hamburg shipowner and businessman, more than 50 years ago. It supports cutting-edge human medical research through awards currently totaling 540,000 euros per year. This makes them one of the most-highly endowed awards in Europe.

Now the foundation would like to extend its support to young medical scientists and is therefore launching the Ernst Jung Fellowship Program. The program, which is initially limited to Hamburg, is intended to support selected doctoral students in medicine - with a stipend of 15,000 euros, paid out monthly over a year at 1,250 euros. The money is not earmarked for a specific purpose. In addition to financial support, the program offers other benefits, such as contacts with outstanding scientists in the field and participation in the Jung Symposium for Medical Research, at which Jung Foundation award winners present their excellent research.


Prerequisite: During the funding period, doctoral candidates must be engaged in full-time research at the medical faculty of the University of Hamburg and pause their medical studies in order to be able to concentrate on the challenging research project.

Application deadline: the application deadline for 2022 has passed. We will re-open the online application portal here in February 2023.

Contact: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the management of the Jung Foundation for Science and Research, Verena Strasoldo, phone 040 880 80 51, or send an email to