Postdoc Fellowships

The Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN) is awarding a three-year scholarship for postgraduates in the field of natural sciences. An exception may be made for candidates from the field of medicine.

Please note, as a FTN fellow you are requested to conclude adequate insurance cover. The FTN-fellowship does not include comprehensive accident and liability insurance (Unfall- and Haftpflichtversicherung) for accidental damage or third party liability damage claims (Unfall- und Haftpflichtschäden) at work. You can find more information here.

The International Office of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz inform you here about insurances.


Registered FTN members are entitled to nominate potential scholarship recipients who have displayed exceptional commitment. Candidates should submit applications with following documents:

  • CV/resume
  • an outline (no more than two-four pages) of the planned project/doctoral thesis
  • job confirmation, contribution from their own laboratory
  • two recommendation letters from FTN members

The documents have to be sent as hard copy by post mail and e-mail to the FTN.