Alzheimer Doctoral Scholarship


The Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation has awarded yearly up to three scholarships to excellent young scientists since 2006. So far, 30 scholarships holders have been funded; see details below.

The call for applications is made exclusively for doctoral projects at the DZNE and is directed to doctoral students:

  1. of basic research in natural science subjects such as biology, biochemistry or chemistry, but also human and veterinary medicine, and
  2. of health services research in the field of health sciences, human medicine, psychology, public health, social sciences, sociology, statistics and biometrics.
    The scholarship consists of a basic amount of 2.300 EUR per month and a lump sum for material and travel expenses of 1.000 EUR per year.
    The scholarship is paid to the DZNE to finance a doctoral position (65% of level E13). If the monthly amount of funding by the Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation is insufficient to cover the total costs of the doctoral position, the DZNE will cover the gap.
    The scholarship is granted for 36 months. The scholarship can be extended for a further 12 month upon justified application.

Application procedure

Applications must be submitted in English electronically to the Board of Trustees ( by September 30th of each year. The application should consist of a maximum of five pages and be written in Arial (font size 11, line spacing 1,5). The content of the application must be based on the following model
(PDF-document, 208 KB).

Scholarship Guidelines
(PDF-document, 206 KB)

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) evaluates the incoming applications and makes a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. On this basis, the Board of Trustees decides on the award of the scholarships.

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Scholarship holders

Here you may find out which outstanding young scientists have been and are currently being supported by the Hans and Ilse Breuer Foundation. In addition to the candidates‘ CV, you may also find a project description for their respective sponsored project.