2nd Phase of the Excellence Initiative
Bernstein members participate successfully in the Excellence Initiative (June 2012).
Scientists of the Bernstein Network have contributed to a large number of projects and proposals in the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments. Also in the second round of this program, the results of which were publically announced on June 15, concepts of many Bernstein members prevailed. Scientists of the Bernstein Network are now affiliated with 9 of the 11 universities with a future concept now selected for funding, and contribute to 9 of the now 43 funded Clusters of Excellence and to 8 out of the 45 now funded Graduate Schools.
Up to now, Bernstein scientists were situated at 8 of the 9 universities that received funding within the first program round (Aachen, FU Berlin, Freiburg, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Konstanz, LMU München, TU München). With RWTH Aachen, FU Berlin, the universities of Heidelberg and Constance and the two Munich universities, 6 of these institutions receive continued funding. From November, also the universities of Bernstein scientists at HU Berlin and the universities of Bremen and Tübingen will be included into the illustruous circle of funded universities.
Of the 8 existing Clusters of Excellence in which Bernstein members were involved, 6 are granted funding for another 5 years. In addition, 3 new clusters prevailed in the contest for new funding:
- The new Freiburg cluster „BrainLinks-BrainTools“ will investigate the function of the human brain and develop new interfaces that will allow patients to control technical devices with their nervous system. Link
- The new Munich cluster „SyNergy“ puts the systems aspect of neurology into its focus.
- The new Oldenburg cluster „Hearing4all“ deals with models, technology and solutions for diagnostics, restoration and support of hearing. Link
Bernstein scientists also contributed successfully to new training concepts. 8 out of the 9 graduate schools with Bernstein members in their faculty were selected for extended funding.
The successful contributions of the Bernstein Network to the Excellence Initiative impressively document the value that the German scientific landscape attributes to Computational Neuroscience and neuroscience in general.
Projects funded in the Excellence Initiative with contributions of Bernstein members:
|City ||Project Title||Funding Line |
|Aachen||RWTH 2020: Meeting Global Challenges||Institutional strategy to promote top-level research|
|Berlin||NeuroCure||Cluster of Excellence|
|Berlin School of Mind & Brain||Graduate School|
|Freie Universität Berlin: An International Network University||Institutional strategy to promote top-level research|
|HU: Education through Learning and Research||Institutional strategy to promote top-level research|
|Bochum||Ruhr University Research School Plus||Graduate School|
|Bremen||Ambitious and agile. Institutional strategy for Advancing Research Strentghs at a Mid-sized University||Institutional strategy to promote top-level research|
|Freiburg||Centre for Biological Signalling Studies - from Analysis to Synthesis (bioss)||Cluster of Excellence|
|BrainLinks-BrainTools||Cluster of Excellence|
|Spemann Graduate School of Biology & Medicine||Graduate school|
|Göttingen||Microscopy at the Nanometer Range and Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CNMPB)||Cluster of Excellence|
|Graduate School Neuroscience & Molecular Biology||Graduate School|
|Heidelberg||Cellular Networks||Cluster of Excellence|
|Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular & Cellular Biology||Graduate School|
|Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for Sciences (HGS MathComp)||Graduate School|
|Heidelberg: Realising the Potential of a Comprehensive University||Institutional strategy to promote top-level research|
|Konstanz||Model Konstanz - Towards a Culture of Creativity||Institutional strategy to promote top-level research|
|Munich||SyNergy-Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology||Cluster of Excellence|
|Systemic Neurosciences||Graduate School|
|LMU: Working Brains - Networking Minds - Living Knowlegde||Institutional strategy to promote top-level research|
|TUM. The Entrepreneurial University Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research||Institutional strategy to promote top-level research|
|Oldenburg||Hearin4all: Models, technology and solutions for diagnostics, restoration and support of hearing||Cluster of Excellence|
|Stuttgart||Simulation Technology||Cluster of Excellence|
|Tübingen||Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN)||Cluster of Excellence|
|Research - Relevance - Responsibility||Institutional strategy to promote top-level research|
|Würzburg||Graduate School of Life Sciences||Graduate School|