Junior professorships can be funded in different ways. As a rule, junior professors receive payment according to tariff group W1 of the collective agreement for state public employees (W being the German tariff group for professors), budget and equipment vary according to the respective university or faculty. In addition, foundations also offer junior professorship posts. Moreover, there are options to receive research grants or funding for specific teaching and research fields as well as human resources and materials.

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) offers a vast array of funding options so as to provide optimal support in this phase. On the following pages you will find a list of internal university funding as well as external funding options for research stays abroad, research funding, options for teaching funding, prizes and awards, publication grants as well as conference and travel funding, and references to the respective contact persons.

Experience in raising third party funding is particularly important and necessary for making an academic career in research and increases a candidate’s prospects in later appointment procedures. JGU’s Research and Technology Transfer Office advises and supports candidates with respect to raising external third party funding (e.g. EU, DFG, Volkswagen Foundation).

Different platforms provide information on current job vacancies in the university sector.