Call for HEiKA project proposals 2020

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The Heidelberg Karlsruhe Strategic Partnership – Research Bridges (HEiKA), established as a collaborative research platform for the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Heidelberg University, provides funding for small to medium-size joint projects that are characterized by outstanding scientific quality and high innovative potential. Entitled to answer this call are all scientists of KIT and Heidelberg University.

The call asks for project proposals thematically involved with at least one of the five HEiKA Research Bridges Advanced Imaging Platform (AIP); Functional Materials (FM); Medical Technology for Health (MTH); Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology (PAC) and Synthetic Biology (SB). The start of funding is 1 January 2021.




Objective: Start-up funding of joint projects

Target Group: Scientists of KIT and Heidelberg University

Scientific Focus: Thematic assignment of your project to at least one of the five HEiKA Research Bridges.

Funds: Maximum EUR 80.000 per joint project

Funding Period: 1 Jan – 31 Dec 2021

Submission: Send your proposals by July 29, 2020 via eMail to

Kindly use the HEiKA proposal form, published for download, and follow the instructions!

Unfortunately we are unable to process any application without it.


Deadline: Proposals are accepted from May 15 – July 29, 2020.

We cannot accept any afterwards.



Learn more about the details in our Calls Section!