Jung Foundation for Science and Research

The Jung Foundation for Science and Research is committed to promoting the advancement of human medicine in Germany and internationally across disciplines.

It supports basic research in human medicine and especially the further research of clinical importance which builds upon it and thus contributes to projects which are the starting point to the development of new treatments.

To this end, the foundation establishes platforms for scientific communication beyond national and disciplinary borders. The foundation is dedicated to harmony between theory and practice which radiates inspiration, incentives and innovations.

The foundation awards three prizes to top researchers every year. They rank among the highest endowed medical awards throughout Europe with a total sum of up to €540,000: the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine, the Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine and the Ernst Jung Career Advancement Award for Medical Research. The award ceremony is held in Hamburg in May every year.

In addition, the Jung Foundation annually awards five fellowships in the field of human medicine and one fellowship in the field of medical history at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Within the framework of the Jung Medal for Medicine in Gold, the laureates also award a young researcher of their choice with a scholarship currently worth 30,000 euros in the name of the Jung Foundation. Furthermore, the foundation annually supports three students of human medicine at the University of Hamburg by participating in the Deutschlandstipendien. In total, the foundation thus awards up to 650,000 euros worth of funding.




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