Funding Instruments and Selection Procedure
The Research Alliance has a budget of 300,000? per year provided by MWK for the period of three years (1.7.2016 until 30.6.2019).
As an incentive for research activities across the locations a variety of funding instruments are provided.
Besides the above-mentioned funding instruments, involved researchers are able to suggest indepent
new and innovative approaches and ideas additionally.
All researchers from Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT), University of Mannheim and the associated research
organizations (Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), Fraunhofer IOSB, FZI Karlsruhe, gesis, ZEW und ZI) are cordially invited
to submit cross-locational cooperation proposals.
Across locations, cooperation activities can be submitted every time by email to Alexander Mädche (email@example.com). Meaningful proposals for cooperation
activities can be created in German or English.
They should not be longer than six DIN A4 pages and have to describe the aim of the cooperation activity, the expected
results, and their contribution to the research alliance and the proposed funding instrument.
The proposals should be sent at 20.3., 20.6., 20.9. resp. 20.12. by email to Alexander Mädche.
Additonally, the following application form has to be completed (scan is sufficient): application form
The selection of research cooperations for funding is done by an interdisciplinary executive committee of the research alliance in different locations. The selection criterias are the quality of the proposed research, the qualification of the applicants, and the objectives
as well as the relevance of the proposed cooperation activity. The executive committee meets once per quarter. Decisions of funding will be communicated latest at the beginning of every quarter. The executive committee may ask further questions, which means that applicants should be prepared for a
"re-battle" in the days after submission.