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Financial Project Management

Since November 2007, the CECAD Excellence Cluster has received public funding from the federal and state governments as part of the Excellence Initiative sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Following a successful initial funding period, CECAD received a positive evaluation from the DFG and the German Council of Science and Humanities and entered its second funding period in November 2012, which will last until October 2017.

First funding period (2007-2012):
New structures and internal funding instruments established

  • Intensive project support in four CECAD Research Areas
  • Recruitment of new top international researchers (professorships and junior groups)
  • Technology Platform with the latest laboratory technologies developed as a service facility
  • Systematized translational research
  • Structured promising young scientist and career development services
  • PR & Marketing for professional science communication


Second funding period (2012-2017):
Further development of established structures and the scientific research program

  • Expansion of research efforts in now 6 research areas - Recruitment of exceptional scientists at all career stages
  • Modernization and professionalization of the Technology Platform
  • Fusion of the CECAD Graduate School with the IMPRS Graduate School (from on-campus MPIs, DZNE and Caesar) – bundling of activities
  • Ongoing development of CECAD’s science communication and research marketing