A variety of funding opportunities are available to establish research teams as well as to support individual researchers with strong academic records in the form of fellowships and stipends. The Foundation emphasises gender balance in science.
Schaller Research Groups
Five Schaller Research Groups were established at Heidelberg University between October 2011 and April 2012, following a call for proposals from internationally-known scientists working in neurobiology and virology.
The 2016 call is closed. Public selection symposia will take place on January 26 & 27.
The Annual Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Award
This annual award of 100,000 € is offered to young scientists carrying out research of biomedical relevance in Heidelberg. The prize money of 90,000 € is for research purposes with the remaining 10,000 € for use at the recipient's discretion.
Nominations for the Chica and Heinz Schaller Endowed Chair
The Foundation invites nominations for outstanding biomedical scientists with a high-level track record for an endowed chair at Heidelberg University.
Long- and Short-Term Fellowships for Non-Tenured Research Group Leaders
Long-term fellowships are awarded for up to three years. Short-term fellowships are awarded for six to nine months, and in exceptional cases for up to one year.
Dual Career Bridge Initiative
The Foundation offers dual career support in the form of a stipend for up to two years. Researchers, especially women researchers, whose spouses or partners are recruited as group leaders or professors can apply.
Seminars and Workshops
Financial support is available for management and coordination of seminars and workshops.