This funding instrument follows three different aims:
- To contribute to the structural development of the University of Konstanz, by financing postdoctoral fellowships for new research initiatives at the University, which are in the process of formation (e.g. collaborative research centers, research groups).
- To enhance and develop existing research strengths of the University, by supporting postdoctoral researchers with distinctive and complementary research expertise, who can fill niches in ongoing projects.
- To support threatened foreign researchers by giving them the opportunity to be integrated into the German academic system.