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FACULTY EXCHANGE


This part of the program will enable faculty members to visit partnering institutions for teaching/training, exchange of research findings and initiation of new research projects. It encompasses:

  • short-term stays (“visiting professor”) of around 5-7 days

German partners: support available for  travel expenses ✔

 

Download the TRENAL Factsheet for further information:

TRENAL Factsheet German Faculty

 


STUDENT EXCHANGE


German students going abroad

6 months research stays

This program is designed to enable doctoral students (FAU, Charité) to experience working in a different academic setting. Medical students at FAU and Charité participating in this program to conduct their M.D. thesis will be expected to dedicate up to 12 months of full time research between two institutions (FAU or Charité and YALE or UCL). A student will identify a mentor at FAU/Charité and a research question will be formulated jointly between faculty members of both institutions. For the research time in Germany, students can apply for a grant at the IZKF in Erlangen (Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Klinische Forschung, www.izkf.med.fau.de) or the BIH in Berlin (Berlin Institute of Health, www.bihealth.org). Students will obtain their Dr.med. degree from FAU or Charité.

support available for:   travel expenses  ✔                accomodation  expenses  ✔

2 months clinical elective stays

This branch of the program will be designed to enable medical students at FAU/Charité to obtain clinical experience at a highly reputed academic medical center. Exchange participants will be expected to dedicate up to two months of full time clinical work to be spent at either YALE or UCL.

no financial support available

Conference grants

A number of students can benefit from conference grants for participating in selected conferences in the US and the UK. The maximum duration of stays is 5 days in the US and 4 days in the UK.

support available for:   travel expenses  ✔                accomodation  expenses  ✔                conference fees  ✔

Download the TRENAL Factsheet Students or the Info for BIH-TRENAL-Promotionsstipendien for further information.


PHYSICIAN-SCIENTIST EXCHANGE


German researchers going abroad

1 – 2 months research stays

This program component will encourage post-doctoral researchers/fellows (M.D.s or PhD.s) to spend 1-2 months outside their home institution at a partner institution. Fellows who are involved in a research project at their home institution can use this opportunity for a focused set of experiments or for training in a special technique, with possible subsequent transfer to the home institution.

In other cases the goal will be to extend the postdoctoral research training at the host institution to 2 – 3 years, either financed by the partner institution through other resources or extramural funding, e.g. DFG training grant.

As a special component of postdoctoral research training in the frame of the partnership between FAU/Charité and YALE, FAU/Charité postdoctoral fellows (M.D.) can apply for the PhD. program in Investigative Medicine at YALE. Upon acceptance, all tuition fees will be waived.This represents a unique opportunity for excellent fellows and will form a strong basis for their career development.

support available for:   travel expenses ✔     accomodation expenses  ✔

1 month clinical electives

The program will enable visits of advanced physicians-in-training (clinical fellows) among the partnering institutions (in Germany “Assistenzärzte” beyond their third year of training and “Fachärzte”) to obtain clinical experience in partner institutions.

support available for:   travel expenses ✔     accomodation expenses  ✔

conference grants

A number of researchers / physicians can benefit from conference grants for participating in selected conferences in the US and the UK. The maximum duration of stays is 5 days in the US and 4 days in the UK.

support available for:   travel expenses ✔     accomodation expenses  ✔           conference fees  ✔

Download the  TRENAL Factsheet Postdocs  for further information.

Yale and UCL members visiting the German network partners

6 months research stays

This program component will encourage post-doctoral researchers/fellows (M.D.s or PhD.s) to spend up to 6 months outside their home institution at a partner institution. Fellows who are involved in a research project at their home institution can use this opportunity for a focused set of experiments or for training in a special technique, with possible subsequent transfer to the home institution. In other cases the goal will be to extend the postdoctoral research training at the host institution to 2 – 3 years, either financed by the partner institution through other resources or extramural funding, e.g. DFG training grant. The opportunity to obtain initial funding for 6 months as part of the TRENAL program will provide candidates the time needed to obtain preliminary results and apply for suitable research grants. To enter this program branch, the candidate will identify a faculty member at the respective home institution for supervision and will formulate a research proposal along with the faculty member and a possible mentor at the host institution.

1 month clinical electives

This program will enable visits of advanced physicians-in-training (clinical fellows) from the partner institutions to obtain clinical experience in Germany. It is open to fellows coming to Germany. To address possible language barriers, their program will be primarily tailored to clinical activities, where patient communication is less relevant (e.g. Intensive Care Units or Nephropathology).