TRENAL (“Translational kidney research – from physiology to clinical application”) is an interdisciplinary netwok project that aims at leveraging the achievements of basic kidney research and translating them into novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. TRENAL unites nephrologists, physiologists, nephropathologists and basic researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Yale University (YALE) and University College London (UCL) and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light (MPL). TRENAL is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
TRENAL gives postdoctoral researchers currently working at FAU or Universitätsklinikum Erlangen or MPL (MPL pending confirmation of elgibility) the opportunity to join a research group at YALE or UCL for a period of up to six months. Likewise, there are some incoming stipends available for researchers from these partner institutions to work at FAU/Universitätsklinikum Erlangen or MPL for a period of up to six months.
The research groups currently involved in TRENAL are listed here. However, applications from other groups are eligible if the proposed research project is related to the fields covered by TRENAL.
Outgoing awardees will receive a reimbursement of their travel cost and financial support for accomodation and subsistence in accordance with Bundesreisekostengesetz. Incoming awardees will be granted a lump sum for travel and accomodation.
As part of the application please submit an academic CV and a project outline. They should be sent to Felix Knauf, MD. Researchers who are interested in this opportunity, but have not yet identified a research group they would like to work with, are invited to contact Dr. Knauf for advice before submitting their application.