Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award
The Ernst Jung Career Advancement Prize is aimed at outstanding young German medical specialists who want to return to Germany to continue their research here and start or complete their residency at the same time after at least two years abroad.
It includes an endowment worth €210,000 with which the laureate finances their own position and material expenses over a period of three years.
Many young, highly qualified physicians relocate to foreign universities, institutions and hospitals to study due to conditions which are often more attractive. The Jung Foundation wants to give extremely talented physicians the incentive to return to Germany with the Career Advancement Prize. The aim is to strengthen Germany as a location for medical research and bring about a rethink in German research policy in the long term.
The Ernst Jung Career Advancement Prize has already gone to twelve young medical specialists since it was launched in 2006. It is one of the highest endowed prizes in its category and the only foundation award that can be applied for directly.