JFZ regularly grants research fellowships at the center. Winners of a JFZ fellowship benefit from substantially reduced teaching duties for the duration of one semester. During that semester, the fellow has the opportunity to prepare a major third party funding application for his or her project at JFZ. 

Fellowships at JFZ are only granted to researchers who work on major projects with international and interdisciplinary partner networks. Fellowship research needs to open paths towards new and innovative research areas at the University of Augsburg. Fellowships are only awarded to researchers whose projects are at an advanced stage and who are able to submit a major third party funding application at the end of the fellowship semester.