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State Funding

State research grants are research initiatives funded by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate

The CTH is involved in the following research initiative:

ReALity Innovation Fund

The research initiative ReALity (Resilience, Adaptation and Longevity) investigates how biological systems respond to internal and external hazards and develop resilience thereafter and how this restores the physiological balance and supports the longevity of the organism.

Research groups of the CTH are involved in the following subprojects:

Summary ReALity Innovation Fund:

  • Titel: ReALity - Resilience, Adaptation and Longevity
  • Partners: JGU Mainz, Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research Mainz, TRON - Translational Oncology gGmbH Mainz, University Medicine Mainz
  • Funding Period: 2019-2023; 2024-2028
  • Further informationen: ReALity


The Clinician Scientist Programme of the Centre for Healthy Aging (CHANCE) is a career development programme for (Advanced) Clinician Scientists funded by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Within this programme, clinician scientists are given the opportunity to work on independent research projects based on fundamental findings in ageing research, new translational questions in the field of healthy ageing, multimorbidity and regeneration therapies.

Information about the Clinician Scientists funded by CHANCE and their research projects will be published soon.

Summary CHANCE:

  • Titel: CHANCE - Clinician Scientist Programm des Center for Healthy Aging
  • Partners: Institute for Molecular Biology (IMB) Mainz, University Medical Center Mainz
  • Duration: 2023 - 2026
  • Further informationen: CHA | CHANCE | Alternsforschung Mainz | Press Release