Internal University Research Funding

For further information about funding during your graduation, please refer to the Portal Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs for young researchers.

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) funds a large range of internal research projects and initiatives. In line with the funding of research units (Stufe II) and research centers (Stufe III), this funding initiative, which is primarily designed to support start-ups of third-party-funded projects, is referred to as Stufe I.

Overall, a total of approximately € 2.2 million is provided for successful proposals submitted to the respective lines of funding. The central aims of basic funding taken from university budgetary resources are to:

  • strengthen key profile areas and identify new future-oriented research fields at JGU
  • increase third-party funding
  • enhance the appeal of the university for young academic researchers
  • increase the percentage of female academic researchers
  • improve international networking and the visibility of JGU

Individual counseling and support is provided by the Research and Technology Transfer staff unit. Please do not hesitate to take a look at the Downloadcenter for an overview of the funding lines as well as a template of the application form and additional information and instructions regarding applications and the selection procedure. Please read carefully in order to avoid unnecessary mistakes in your application.

Please note the respective deadlines for applications for funds exceeding €15,000:

Friday, January 15th, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 15th, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

Friday, June 17th, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

Friday, October 14th, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

Each year, new funding applications can not be submitted between
15.11. - 31.12.
regardless of funding line or -amount of funding. Backdated applications (i.g. for conferences held in December) will not be accepted, please submit these forms beforehand.

Applications not exceeding €15,000 can be submitted to the Research and Technology Transfer staff unit at any time. All researchers at JGU Mainz are entitled to submit applications. Please provide an additional copy of the application to the responsible deanship.

For applications involving a specific faculty, e.g., when teaching duties have to be assumed by a third party, an agreement with the respective deanship is a prerequisite for the application. Failure to do so will result in delayed processing of the application or exclusion from the application process. In order to prevent double funding, applications in the scientific field of a research unit / research center of JGU, must include a statement regarding possible co-financing by the respective research center/ unit. Please mark the respective field on the application form. A failure of co-financing does not diminish your chances of receiving funding for a project in "Stufe I".

Individuals serving as reviewers for funding organizations such as the German Research Foundation (DFG) can receive € 600 in financial aid. Applications may be submitted once a year. Only applicants who render reviewing services on a regular basis (i.e. several times a year) or who are members of an elected reviewing board are entitled to these funds.

Business entertainment or payment of meals is not permitted with "Stufe I" funds.

Furthermore, mere "habilitation" projects and publication fees cannot be funded. Once funding is approved, applicants are required to start their project promptly. A delay of over 6 months without proper justification will result in clawback of any unspent funds. Applications for financial support of excursions can continue to be made via the Referat FIN 3 (Ms. Krick).

Your contact:
Counseling for staff at campus: Monday to Thursday.
Counseling for staff at UM: Monday to Friday.

Dr. Ewa Vittorias

Dr. Ewa Vittorias
Internal University research funding Stufe I
Tel +49 6131 39-20740
Service hours: Tue, Wed 8:30-13:00, Thu 8:30-13:30, Fri 8:30-14:30

Ilse Rohrwick

Ilse Rohrwick
Office Administration
- Assistance and support in research affairs and general issues
- Support and handling of applications in “Stufe I”
- Organizational affairs
- Senate Committee on Research Promotion
Tel +49 6131 39-20739
Office hours: Mon-Wed 7:00-15:30, Thu 7:00-12:30

Your contact at the University Medical Center:

Dr. Angela Clement
Internal University research funding Stufe I
Tel +49 6131 17-9948

Internal Research Funding at the University Medical Center

Research Services
Contact Contact
Ilse Rohrwick
Research and Technology Transfer
Forum universitas 2
D 55128 Mainz
Tel  +49 6131 39-20740
Fax +49 6131 39-24741

Dr. Ewa Vittorias
Officer for Internal research support services (“Stufe I”) and International cooperations
Research and Technology Transfer
Forum universitatis 2
D 55128 Mainz
Tel +49 6131 39-20740
Fax +49 6131 39-24741

Contact Contact
Dr. Angela Clement
Abtlg. Forschung
Ressort Forschung und Lehre
University Medical Center Mainz
Obere Zahlbacher Straß 63
55131 Mainz
Tel +49 6131 17-9948
Fax  +49 6131 17-9679

Information for employees of the University Medical Center

Standard forms in the
Downloadcenter (German)

Continuative links Press release about Stufe I
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