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Funding Criteria

Funding criteria

According to § 1 paragraph 3 of the foundation statute, research funding focuses on measures benefiting scientific and mathematical research studies and teaching as well as other sciences underlying the activities of the foundation companies and their affiliated companies. The Foundation's funding activities do not include architecture and clinical medicine.

According to the statute, the foundation's funding activities are limited to state universities in those three federal states in which the foundation and the foundation companies are registered, i.e. Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia.

The funding is advertised for bidding in various funding programmes. In a competitive bidding procedure, the best applications are selected and funded after a scientific review. The funding decisions are based on the scientific quality of the applications.

In the medium term, efforts are being made to balance the funding activities in the three federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia. However, this balance is secondary to the principle of excellence.
Information on the statute of the Carl Zeiss Foundation
and the statute in its entirety
can be found here