GRC FellowshipThe GRC Fellowship assures each fellow, first and foremost, first class research conditions. Because of its impact on the research profile of the Johannes Gutenberg University, the general academic significance of the Fellow's field of research is an important criteria for the distribution of a GRC-Fellowship. Therefore the Fellow contributes to the academic reputation of the Johannes Gutenberg University through his/her research. At the same time the work group initiated by the Fellow brings along the actualization of the research focus desired by the Johannes Gutenberg University. The Fellows are expected to contribute to the development of perspectives and strategies concerning the future development of the Johannes Gutenberg University.
The GRC Fellowships can be distributed as external GRC Fellowships to external excellent academic researchers in order to bring them to Mainz. However they also can be distributed as intern GRC Fellowships to members of the Johannes Gutenberg University or neighboring institutions (e.g. Max-Planck-Institute). The GRC Fellowship can also be a competitive counteroffer in the case of an attempt “head-hunting” an excellent researcher at Mainz University. The GRC Fellowship is generously endowed. Funds for academic personnel as well as for material expenses are available. Furthermore, the GRC Fellows, to a large extent, are released from teaching obligations. The GRC Fellows are expected to offer their expertise to young academics – for example with Research Training Groups or the Gutenberg Academy. To compensate for the teaching load in the subject area from which the Fellow has been called, the department receives financial means to secure a replacement professor.
A GRC Fellowship is limited to a maximum of 5 years. The distribution of an external GRC Fellowship is usually connected with a permanent position in the department receiving the fellow at the completion of the fellowship.