1st March 2024

Application 2024

On March 1st, applications opened for this year’s Life Sciences Bridge Award.

Our renowned “Life Sciences Bridge Award” is entering its sixth round: from March 1 to April 30, 2024, talented researchers have the opportunity to apply for the most highly endowed German award for young researchers in the life sciences.

The awards will be given to young academics, e. g. research group leaders (three years after the doctorate at the earliest), junior professors and tenure-track-professors who aim for an academic career but do not yet hold full and permanent professorship. The award specifically promotes innovative approaches in life sciences, i. e. biochemistry, biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmaceutical studies – each of which may be combined with mathematics, engineering and IT. Each year’s awards will be granted in cooperation with applicants‘ universities. To this end, the Foundation will partner with 30 research-intensive German universities. Accordingly, researchers administered by these universities will be eligible to apply for the award this year.

The winners of the “Life Sciences Bridge Award” will be announced at the end of September. Each of them will receive prize money of 100,000 euros, ten percent of which may be used for personal purposes. The rest is earmarked for funding their research projects.


Apply here