10 Doctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences, Life Writing, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 13, 2019

Apply now for a unique opportunity at our interdisciplinary DFG research training group „Life Sciences – Life Writing: Experiences at the Boundaries of Human Life between Biomedical Explanation and Lived Experience“!

Starting April 2020, we are offering 10 fully-funded DFG PhD fellowships for graduates of life sciences or the humanities as well as medicine students.

Successfull candidates will receive a three-year DFG PhD fellowship of currently 1.468 € per month. Additional support for researchers with children is available.

As a joint research training group by Johannes Gutenberg University and University Medical Center Mainz, our graduate school is one of a kind and offers the possibility to research innovative and highly relevant topics in the area of life sciences and the humanities. Due to our highly interdisciplinary faculty, our fellows have the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in a variety of fields in both life sciences and the humanities – such as American Studies, History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Cultural Anthropology, German Studies, History, Medicine, Sociology, Philosophy, Pharmaceutical Biology and Molecular Biology. Our graduate school includes a structured research and qualification program, mentoring by highly reknown researchers and individual career planning both in and out of academia.

Applications are due on October 13, 2019.

Interviews will take place in calendar week 47 in Mainz.


Applications are welcome both in English and German:

Call for Application (English)

Call for Application (German)


Please include the following documents in your application (ideally in a single PDF file): motivational letter, CV, references, outline of the dissertation project (2-5 pages), contact details of two academic referees.

For more information about our research training group please visit our homepage.

Posted: September 13, 2019