Institutional Strategies (2005-2017/2019)

The Excellence Initiative provides funding for institutional strategies that are aimed at developing top-level university research in Germany and increasing its competitiveness at an international level. The funding covers all measures that allow universities to develop and expand their areas of international excellence over the long term and to establish themselves as leading institutions in international competition. This will make a significant contribution to strengthening science and research in Germany in the long term and increasing the visibility of current research excellence.

Within Germany’s Excellence Strategy, institutional strategies will receive completion funding or bridge funding for up to two years (2017 to 2019).