The Jung Career Advancement Award comprises a grant of 210,000 euros. The funding is intended for a three-year period and to finance a research project. The funds are used in accordance with the DFG guidelines. The funds are disbursed in two installments, whereby payment of the second half of the amount can be made after 18 months at the earliest and 5 years at the latest and is tied to the positive review of an interim report by the Board of Trustees.


Requirements: The call is addressed to medical professionals under 35 years of age (born after January 01, 1988) who, after at least two years of scientific research, preferably abroad, wish to work at a German clinic in order to do in-depth scientific work and at the same time aspire to clinical training as a specialist. The applicant and the receiving clinic agree that during the first year only scientific work will be carried out. Subsequently, the clinical training can begin, but it must be focused on scientific effectiveness through intermittent release for a total of two additional years. In this context, applicants do not yet have to specify a host institution when applying, but may select one in consultation with the Foundation after receiving the Jung Career Advancement Award.

Selection procedure: The selection of candidates is made by the Board of Trustees of the Jung Foundation for Science and Research. A maximum of three candidates will reach the final selection. A personal interview is planned for them in Hamburg.

Application deadline: Applications for the Jung Career Advancement Award 2024 have closed. We thank all applicants. We will gladly inform you here as soon as the application for 2025 is opened.

Application documents: An application for the Jung Career Advancement Award consists of the following elements, which can be easily completed and uploaded on this site once the application period begins:

  • Personal details
  • Curriculum vitae as PDF (max. 1 page)
  • An annotated publication list with three key publications including a justification of the selection as PDF (max. 1 page)
  • Project outline with objectives and justification of the project including time schedule and work plan as PDF (max. 5 pages)
  • If available, certificate for time already spent in residency training of a maximum of three years in a clinical subject, including clinical microbiology, laboratory medicine and pathology (preclinical and theoretical subjects such as epidemiology, pharmacology, immunology are excluded) as PDF

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