MAINZ Visiting Professorship

The MAINZ Visiting Professorship was intruduced by the Graduate School MAINZ in 2013 to allow researchers to perform part of their research at MAINZ and to interact with the PhD students of the graduate school. Awardees can stay at MAINZ for up to 12 months during a two-to-three-year period.


Flight and local costs will be covered by MAINZ up to a total of 40.000 € during a three years period or up to a total of 30.000 € during a two year period. During their stay at MAINZ awardees are expected to participate in the training program of MAINZ through lectures, workshops and other trainings (3 lectures/workshops are expected per stay). The award will be presented to the awardee in a ceremony during one of the awardees stays at MAINZ together with the ceremony for the MAINZ Award.


Nominations to be handed in electronically until June 30 of each year by members of the graduate school. Please include the following documents:

  • letter of recommendation evaluating the nominee's accomplishments and a specific identification of major accomplishments and how this person can contribute to the training of MAINZ (technical and other). The recommendation should not exceed 2 pages
  • biographical sketch of the nominee
  • list of publications and patents by the nominee


After a nominee has been selected for the “MAINZ Visiting Professorship” by the Steering Committee the person who nominated the candidate is expected to set-up a detailed planning for the research visits and will also help with organization of the visits in close collaboration with the MAINZ Office.

Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ awards visiting professorships 2016

MAINZ Visiting Professorships awarded to Egbert Willem Meijer and Gen Tatara


The Graduate School of Excellence "Materials Science in Mainz" (MAINZ) has again awarded visiting professorships to two outstanding scientists. The MAINZ Visiting Professorships 2016 were presented at a gala event on Monday evening to Professor Egbert Willem Meijer, a chemist of Eindhoven Technical University in the Netherlands and to Dr. Gen Tatara, a theoretical physicist of the Japanese research institute RIKEN. Visiting professorships are a way to attract foreign scientists to the various departments of the MAINZ Graduate School so they can do part of their research here as well as work with the doctoral candidates studying at MAINZ. Their input can take the form of lectures, seminars, and workshops that help in training doctoral candidates at MAINZ. The visiting professorships have been awarded annually since 2013 to a maximum of two scientists.