With this call for proposals, the Carl Zeiss Foundation is enabling interdisciplinary research groups to pursue a shared idea over a period of two years. The scientists who are involved are given maximum freedom.
The CZS Summer School programme is offered on a permanent basis. A limited amount of funding is available per calendar year. If this amount is exhausted, the program will be advertised again at the beginning of the next year. Application forms can be filled out digitally and submitted via email.
The CZS Meet & Work programme is advertised on a permanent basis. A limited amount of funding is available per calendar year. If this amount is exhausted, the programme will be re-advertised at the beginning of the next year. Application forms can be filled out digitally and submitted via email.
Nomination and selection for the Carl Zeiss Humboldt Research Award takes place in the Humboldt Research Award Programme. Nomination via the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung is not possible. Applications can be submitted throughout the year.
The programme is aimed exclusively at former grantees (CZS alumni). It offers them the opportunity to invite scientists from abroad to their institution for a scientific exchange.
The programme supports German universities in the international competition to attract the best minds and is implemented in cooperation with the German Scholars Organization.
The funding programme supports outstanding young scientists who wish to implement exciting ideas at interfaces between various STEM fields.
Within the framework of the ‘CZS Wildcard’ programme, the Carl Zeiss Foundation supports unconventional research projects from interdisciplinary groups comprising at least three scientists.
Within the framework of the ‘CZS Breakthroughs’ programme, the Carl Zeiss Foundation funds top international research from Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia.
The programme is intended to help scientists to develop prototypes from their research projects.