Schaller Research Groups
at Heidelberg University and DKFZ
A major Foundation focus is the nurturing of “Schaller Research Groups”. This multi-year programme provides a flexible funding package to cover both start-up and direct research costs. Funds may be used for group leader and research assistant salaries, equipment, animals, consumables, collaborative activities, and professionally justified travel.
In June 2016 the Foundation published calls for new Schaller Research Groups in the fields of Neuroscience and Infectious Diseases:
The 2016 call is closed. The public selection symposia will be held in Heidelberg on January 26 (Infectious Diseases) and 27 (Neuroscience) 2017. Detailed programs can be found below:
Five Schaller Research Groups were established between October 2011 and April 2012. In 2015, the funding period, initially specified for five years, was extended for another two years. The groups are further supported by the University of Heidelberg (Cluster of Excellence CellNetworks and Medical Faculty) and the German Cancer Research Center and are also affiliated with these institutions.