Promotion of top-level research

The main aim of Excellence Initiative funding is to further develop top-level research. Alongside the Integrative Research Institutes (IRIs) set out in the Institutional Strategy, the Strategic Innovation Fund offers a series of funding lines designed to support either specific research projects or to provide the general framework for research.

The aim is to promote top-level research outside traditional third-party-funding formats, to strengthen links with our non-university partners, to help researchers at Humboldt-Universität improve their international networks, and to make our researchers more visible in Germany and abroad. This area will of course be closely linked to the other two focal areas of funding – the promotion of young researchers and the promotion of governance for academia.