The Helmholtz Alliances

Helmholtz Alliances offer participating scientists an attractive opportunity to conduct research on new topics with the necessary critical mass and to develop current research topics in innovative ways. The alliances aim to strategically develop the research profiles of participating Helmholtz Centres and to transfer successful research into the Helmholtz Association’s research programme or to conduct further research on the topics dealt with by the alliances in other ways after the funding has ended. 

Helmholtz Alliances bring together universities, Helmholtz Centres and other non-university research institutions to work on collaborative research projects. Research partners from abroad and companies can also be included. Helmholtz Alliances have their own management structure and develop concepts specifically designed to promote young talent and equal opportunity. Each alliance has a total annual budget of around €5 million at its disposal. This budget is jointly provided for a period of five years by the President’s Initiative and Networking Fund, the participating Helmholtz Centres and their partners.

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    • Andreas Schulze
    • Program Officer, Initiative and Networking Fund: Research cluster and strategic partnerships
      Helmholtz Association