All professors and postdoctoral researchers employed by Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin or Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin are eligible to apply for funding.
Postdoctoral researchers must provide proof of academic independence according to the criteria of their discipline (e.g. junior research group leader, Emmy Noether Groups). It is also possible for applicants at this stage of their career to receive funding for their position if they make a convincing case.
Researchers from other institutions in Germany or abroad (who are not affiliated to the Alliance institutions) as well as non-scientific partners can participate as co-applicants or cooperation partners, but are not eligible to receive funding for staff costs.
Affiliated institutes (German ’An-Institute’) are not eligible to apply per se. Individuals, e.g. professors at an ‘An-Institut’ affiliated with an Alliance institution are, however, eligible to apply.
Doctoral candidates and individuals who have completed their doctorates but are still awaiting doctoral certificates (Dr. Designatus) are not eligible to apply.