Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Heidelberg Molecular Life Science

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HMLS offers three lines of funding:

  • Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences Investigator Award
  • Funding of Core Facilities
  • Initiation of interdisciplinary research activities
For detailed information please see our specified information about the funding line. In addition we are happy to answer your questions, please contact us in our office by mail or phone +49 6221 54 51201.

Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences Investigator Award

The annual Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences Prize is awarded to an outstanding scientist who is actively engaged in life science research in Heidelberg. The award recognizes current research activities at Heidelberg that contribute to the excellence of Heidelberg in the life sciences and acknowledges successful teaching and mentoring of young scientists as well as initiating structural research activities. The prize is endowed with 100.000 Euros. The award is designed to support recipients in the improvement of research conditions, relief from administrative burdens and fostering of talented young researchers in the research area of the recipient. Recipients of the prize will be internationally visible members of Heidelberg life science institutions with an intensive record of interaction with the University. Outstanding research, engagement in teaching and promotion of young scientists and last but not least active participation in academic innovation of Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences are prerequisites for the award. Potential candidates may be proposed by members of the Molecular Life Sciences institutions (Faculties of Biosciences Heidelberg, and Faculties of Medicine Heidelberg and Mannheim, DKFZ, EMBL, MPI-mF). The nomination period for this year´s HMLS Investigator Award has now passed. The next call will be in spring 2014.
Previous Award Recipients
  • 2008 - Prof. Dr. Bernd Bukau & Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kräusslich
  • 2009 - Prof. Dr. Jochen Wittbrodt & Dr. Ernst Stelzer
  • 2010 - Prof. Dr. Irmgard Sinning & Dr. Anne-Claude Gavin
  • 2011 - Prof. Dr. Michael Lanzer & Prof. Dr. Elmar Schiebel
  • 2012 - Prof. Dr. Michael Brunner & Dr. Carsten Schultz

Funding of Core Facilities by HMLS

Cutting-edge core technology platforms on the basis of existing infrastructure can realize synergies and thus not only contribute to the aims of the comprehensive university but also become cost-effective. To provide an incentive for core facilities, HMLS provides additional support for core infrastructure development.

Currently, HMLS is giving financial support to these Core Facilities:

For successful proposals, it is mandatory to provide a detailed implementation plan for the envisaged technology platform, including a long term perspective for successful operation. Also, the add on value of the specific measure for the entire HMLS research community has to be documented. Funding may go to technical equipment, consumables or (part time) personnel. Proposals also have to address the sustainability aspect, i.e. how will the new technology platform operate after the funding via HMLS expires. Proposals may be submitted by members of the Molecular Life Sciences institutions (Faculties of Biosciences Heidelberg, and Faculties of Medicine Heidelberg and Mannheim, DKFZ, EMBL, MPI-mF). The submission period for 2013 proposals is now over. The next call will be in summer 2014.

Support for Initiating Interdisciplinary HMLS Research Activities

It is one of the primary goals of HMLS to promote the initiation of novel interdisciplinary research activities, such as graduate colleges, SPPs and SFBs, to harness the broad synergy potential on the Heidelberg Campus. During the planning phase, these initiatives require a number of measures, ranging from drafting pre-proposals to organizing start-up meetings with international participation. The HMLS research council will support these initiatives by providing funds for employment of secretary staff, travel costs for kick-off meetings and related activities. Proposals may be submitted by members of the Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences institutions (Faculties of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Heidelberg, DKFZ, EMBL, MPI-mF). Funding decision will be made by the HMLS Research Council. Applications can be sent at any time to Prof. Dr. Frauke Melchior, ZMBH
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Last updated October 17, 2013