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Securing the future.
Promoting visionary science.
Facilitating innovative applications.
These three principles are followed by the Carl Zeiss Foundation in its funding activities. As a partner for people engaged in visionary and outstanding academic work, it has set itself the goal of facilitating scientific breakthroughs in the field of natural and engineering sciences. With flexible funding programmes and streamlined structures, it aims to offer universities as much freedom as possible to implement their ideas. It considers basic research and application-orientated science equally important.

The Carl Zeiss Foundation is a funding institution in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia.

Scientific excellence is the most important selection criterion for all programme lines. Funding decisions are made on the basis of scientific procedures with appropriately designated reviewers.
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