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Welcome to the Department of Research

The scientific activities of the research physicians and scientists of the medical units of the University Medical Center (UMC) are characterized by a broad content spectrum. In recent years, UMC has reaffirmed its national and international standing through a large number of excellent publications and the acquisition of competitive third-party funds.

We regard the promotion of our scientists and especially of our junior scientists as our core task at the Department of Research.

Specifically, we:

  • Screen national and international calls to identify appropriate funding opportunities and provide targeted information and strategic development advice to researchers at all career levels

  • Assist in the preparation of applications for third-party funding, in particular in the preparation of texts for general and administrative areas and compliance with the internal and external funding guidelines

  • Organize informational events on national and international funding programs for scientists.

Please contact us for individual advice or further information (

On the following pages you will find valuable information on both internal and external funding opportunities for scientific research, as well as information on the research infrastructure, current projects, and the work of the Committee for Research Promotion at UMC. Furthermore, you can view the Research Report of the University Medical Center Mainz and access important documents, including the monthly newsletter of the UMC Chief Scientific Officer.


In order to inform our department directors, researchers and employees about current UMC events in both research and teaching, the Chief Scientific Officer of UMC, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Förstermann, publishes a monthly newsletter. In addition to the latest UMC news, it contains current funding opportunities, vacancies at all career levels, employee information, and event announcements. The newsletter is published on our website and is available here.

Department of Research

Dr. Silvia Tschauder
Department Head
Tel.: 06131 39-29533



Dr. Angela Clement
Deputy Head of the Department / Research Advisor
Tel.: 06131 39-29403

Janina Preuß
Research Advisor
Tel.: 06131 39-29404

Dr. Michaela Schmittbetz
Sponsorship Representative
Tel.: 06131 39-29909

Dr. Claudia Hackenberg
Research Advisor
Tel.: 06131 39-29386

Alexandra Haag
Research Administration
Tel.: 06131 39-29394