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Einstein Circle

Einstein Circles are collaborative forums that allow Berlin-based researchers to work towards a common goal such as a conference, a publication, a grant extension. The Circles convene in the form of meetings, workshops, or events and comprise ten to twenty members, up to a third of which can be from outside Berlin. 

  • Eligibility: Scientists from the Berlin universities and Charité – Universitätsmedizin in cooperation with at least one member of a non-university research institute

  • Funding period: Up to three years

  • Volume: Costs for meetings (max. of three per year) and travel and accommodation expenses for members of the Circle not based in Berlin, plus up to €10,000 for coordination (for instance for the creation of a student assistant position)


Questions and answers about programmes und applications

Here you can find general questions and answers about programmes und applications. 

Questions and answers about the programm "Einstein Circle"

Yes, if this helps promote the group’s research focus in Berlin. However, such an application may not be used to extend funding for an existing project, and at least one non-university research institute needs to be involved in the Circle. 

Yes, if coordination of the Circle is secured for the remaining funding period and the main applicant’s contract ends less than a year prior to the end of the Circle’s funding period.

No. Only applicants must hold a doctoral degree. The remaining members can be at earlier stages of their career.