PhD Funding

Melanie and Eduard zur Hausen Fellowship

Melanie and Eduard zur Hausen Fellowship

In recent years, researchers at the DKFZ have achieved major advances both in basic research and in the development of novel methods for clinical application. This has received special recognition in 2008, when Professor Harald zur Hausen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his outstanding scientific contribution to the study of human papillomaviruses (HPV).

Due to the generous support of the DKFZ, Professor zur Hausen has established the “Melanie and Eduard zur Hausen Foundation”, to support graduate students from the Baltic countries who are seeking to accomplish their PhD at the DKFZ.

If you are from one of the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) or their vicinity you are eligible to receive this stipend. For further information, please download our flyer.

To apply for a "Melanie and Eduard zur Hausen" Fellowship, please use our online application system (the system will open approx. two months before the application deadline).

Annemarie Poustka Fellowship

Prof. Annemarie Poustka
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Prof. Annemarie Poustka, who sadly passed away in May 2008, led the Division of Molecular Genome Analysis at the German Cancer Research Center since 1990 and was a pioneer of genome research in Germany. In the 1980s, together with colleagues from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, she developed the scientific methods that enabled the human genome to be fully sequenced. In addition to her leading position in the German Human Genome Project, she was for many years a speaker at the National Genome Research Network, and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Human Genome Organisation (HUGO).

In memory of Prof. Annemarie Poustka and her exceptional contribution to genome research, the Management Board of the German Cancer Research Center will award two three-year PhD stipends per year to students undertaking their PhD studies in Research Program B, "Functional and Structural Genomics". These stipends will be awarded to exceptional PhD candidates recruited through the bi-annual selection rounds of the Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research. All candidates who are invited for an interview will be considered for this stipend if they are awarded a position in a group of Research Program B.

To apply for an "Annemarie Poustka" Fellowship, please use our online application system (the system will open approx. two months before the application deadline).

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