The 12 applications show a big variety in research fields and country distribution, career stages, and affiliation of the project group participants.
We thank all applicants who managed to hand in their application within such a short application period of only 6 weeks.
The decision on the applications and who receives funding will be made by February.
The purpose of the ZENiT programme:
Researchers at an early career stage are obliged to focus on a single research question in order to become the best in their fields, gain visibility and establish a successful career. At the same time, this is a career stage in which new questions, often across disciplinary boundaries, become particularly interesting for generating the ideas of tomorrow! These projects are best pursued as groups, with the best colleagues from across the world, and need preparation – but often the structures within our universities are not ideal for creating such groups.
The Zukunftskolleg ZENiT Research Group enables researchers to create such a group, which would meet in Konstanz over the course of three years to develop research ideas, perhaps write a book together or apply for a grant; found a new society or establish a series of specialized meetings; invent a new discipline at the interface of related ones; create a new performance or exhibition, or pursue a dream project on the sidelines of their current focus: Think big, think long-term, think creative.together!