On 21 February 2018, Friedrich Schiller University submitted two full proposals for Clusters of Excellence to the German Research Foundation (DFG): "Balance of the Microverse" and "Enlightening the Receptome: From Biophysics to Clinical Applications". The proposals focus on the life and nature sciences, one of them being a joined project in cooperation with the University of Würzburg. Both proposals were put forward as part of the federal programme Excellence Strategy. The decision on the Clusters of Excellence funding programme will be published in September 2018.
In addition, Friedrich Schiller University also submitted a Letter of Intent to the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR), to submit a full proposal for the funding line Universities of Excellence in December 2018, in case that both proposals for the Clusters of Excellence are approved.
For further information on the Excellence Strategy, please see here.