Young researchers shape the future
The future of academic research lies in the hands of young researchers. That’s why the state of Baden-Württemberg created the right environment in which young academics can thrive. This includes partnerships between universities, research institutes and companies as well as financial support and grants. In 2023, 20 young scientists from the Universities of Heidelberg, Freiburg, Konstanz, Tübingen and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology as well as from prestigious research institutions like the German Cancer Research Centre and the Max Planck Society were awarded prestigious “Starting Grants” by the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC supports outstanding research projects with up to 1.5 million Euros. The fact that young scientists from four universities in Baden-Württemberg received this important grant shows the strength, depths and importance of the scientific work done by the next generation in science in Baden-Württemberg.