Information for application

The tender addresses medical specialists under the age of 35 who, after at least two years of scientific research (preferably abroad), want to work at a German hospital to intensify their research and to simultaneously complete their residency.

Applicants and the host hospital make a commitment to exclusively conduct scientific research during the first year. The residency can start afterwards, but it must be geared towards scientific effectiveness for two more years in total through intermittent leave. Applicants are not required to specify a host institution when submitting their application but can select it in consultation with the foundation after receiving the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award.

The funding is intended for a three-year period and to finance a research project. It is paid out in two instalments, where the payment of the second half can be paid out at the earliest after 18 months and at the latest after 5 years and is subject to the positive review of an interim report by the Board of Trustees.


The application should be submitted in English or German and include all relevant information:

  • Curriculum vitae (born after 1 January 1985)
  • If available, evidence of already completed medical specialist training of three years at the most in one clinical subject, including clinical microbiology, laboratory medicine and pathology (preclinical and theoretical subjects, such as epidemiology, pharmacology, immunology are excluded)
  • A commented publication list with three key publications including a reason for the selection (approx. 1.5 pages)
  • Project outline with objective and project explanatory statement including schedule and work plan (maximum 5 A4 pages)


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 application documents digitally summarised in one PDF document (maximum 10 MB) to

The application deadline for the current Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award has expired on 1st August 2021. A maximum of three candidates will reach the final round. A personal interview is planned for them in Hamburg. We will begin accepting applications for the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award 2023 in 2022. If you have any questions please feel free to contact The Jung Foundation for Science and Research, Verena Strasoldo, phone 040 880 80 51 or send an e-mail to