Private Excellence Initiative

The scientific work at Berlin Institute of Health is being supported by the late entrepreneur Johanna Quandt's private excellence initiative with up to 40 million Euro. The administration of the funding initiative of Mrs. Quandt is taken care by the Stiftung Charité.

The private excellence initiative’s goals are to provide best working und research conditions for clinicians and basic researchers as well as to win top-level scientists from around the world to work at BIH in Berlin.

Currently, the following funding instruments are being offered:

Individual funding

Einstein BIH Visiting Fellows

in cooperation with Einstein Foundation Berlin

Recruiting leading scientists from abroad for continuous parallel activities at BIH, especially for setting up a working group in Berlin (3 + 2 years max.)

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Funded Einstein BIH Visiting Fellows

BIH Visiting Professors

Recruitment of leading scientists from Germany or abroad for temporary activities at BIH (9 months max.)

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Funded BIH Visiting Professors

BIH Johanna Quandt Professors

Endowed tenure-track professorships to recruit scientists (promotion of women) from abroad or from Germany and in an area of translational medicine of their own choice

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BIH Johanna Quandt Professors

Recruiting Grants

Supporting measures of BIH and its partners to actively recruit established or leading scholars for the Life and Medical Sciences in Berlin (without public tender)

Humboldt Research Fellowship at BIH

for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers
in cooperation with Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Recruiting early career scientists and established scientists from abroad for activities at BIH (2 years max.)

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BIH Clinical Fellows

Supporting experienced senior physicians at Charité conducting a clearly defined research project (3 years max.)

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BIH Charité Clinician Scientists

Funding clinical researchers in the context of further training for specialist physicians at Charité (3 years max.)

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More about the BIH Biomedical Innovation Academy

Inventors for Health (pilot program)

Funding for persons with innovative ideas for inventions in the field of the life and medical sciences

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BIH Delbrück Fellows

Funding postdocs establishing a research group of their own over a longer period

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Funding exceptionally achieving and dedicated students at BIH and Charité

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Structural and investment funding

BIH Investment Fund

Funding construction projects and the procurement of large-scale apparatus at BIH

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Networking Events

Additional funding for academic events aiming at the networking of fellows and grantees of the Private Excellence Initiative Johanna Quand

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BIH Paper of the Month

Distinguishing BIH publications

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