Research Fellowships

The Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN) is awarding an up to three-year scholarship for candidates in the field of natural sciences. An exception may be made for candidates from the field of medicine. You can download more information here.

The awarding of the grant is based on the evaluation of the student by the FTN Teaching Committee. The Committee assesses the performance of the student in the application process and during the fellowship.

A further prerequisite for receiving a FTN-fellowship is an enrollment and successful participation in the TransMed program.

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 Mainz informs 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 for the FTN Fellowship program and for the TransMed program. Please find further information here.

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