Doctoral scholarship

Each year, the German Foundation for Cancer Awarding Doctoral Scholarships aims to promote science and research and public health in the area of cancer in young adults.

The doctoral scholarships are aimed at scientists of various disciplines. As part of the scholarships, the young scientists will receive funding and specifically work on issues relating to the topic of “Cancer in young adults between the ages of 18 and 39”.

The aim of awarding the doctoral scholarships of the German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer is, on the one hand, the generation of new scientific findings in the aforementioned areas. On the other hand, scholarship holders should be enabled to devote their full resources to scientific research, education and training. The funded doctoral projects thus support the scholarship holders in their scientific advancement and at the same time create a benefit for the science itself.

This promotion of science is not only aimed at physicians; Academics of other disciplines who are conducting research on the above-mentioned topic are also expressly addressed, involved and invited to apply.

Funding guidelines


  • monthly scholarship of € 800.00 for one year
  • One-time material cost subsidy of € 400.00

Dates and deadlines:

  • Announcement of the doctoral scholarships 2019/2020: March 2019
  • Application deadline: to be announced
  • Start of the funding period: 1 October 2019

You can download the current funding guidelines for the 2019/2020 PhD scholarship 2019 here starting March.

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