Perspectives - excellence of tomorrow

Due to varying profiles, not every university in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia has research achievements in the top international bracket of the respective annual theme of the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

With the programme “Perspectives - Excellence of Tomorrow” we want to support universities on their journey into the national top group and tap into potentials in promising research fields.

Funding under the “Perspectives” programme is up to € 2 million per project over a period of up to five years.

The applying university decides which type of funding is preferred.
Generally eligible are: 
  • Scientific and technical personnel including material resources
  • Junior research groups and doctoral students
  • Large-scale equipment and research infrastructures
  • Networking activities
Funding projects are selected through competition and based on excellence criteria.