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FRIAS Research Foci

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The research foci define specific thematic fields on which a number of fellowships concentrate for a limited period of time. Funding is directed at research fields in which the University of Freiburg excels, the objective being to enhance these selected areas further for greater international exposure. This is an effective way of promoting specific research strengths in Freiburg. 

Research foci are composed of up to 10 fellows from Freiburg and abroad. Fellows pursue their own project, which is situated within the thematic field of the research focus. Regular colloquia as well as joint academic events and research activities promote intensive discussions within this group of fellows.

The first call for applications for researcher from the Universität Freiburg involving external researchers started in 2013. Every year up to two research foci can be supported.

For the Academic Year 2018/19 FRIAS calls for applications for research foci, which are characterized by outstanding academic performance and have ideally already achieved international visibility.

Up to two research foci will be funded. The call is open to all disciplines represented at the University of Freiburg. Eligible for application are teams of up to four full-time professors or junior professors of the University of Freiburg. The programme is open for topics from all academic disciplines represented at the University of Freiburg.

Application process closed on April 15, 2017


On these pages you will find information about the FRIAS Research Focus of the academic year 2016/17:

Chemical Epigenetics

Future Research Foci 2017/18:

Synchronization in Embodied Interaction

Cohomology in Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory

Research Focus of the academic year 2015/2016:

Membrane Trafficking in Ageing and Disease

Research Foci of the academic year 2014/2015: