Excellence Strategy: LMU successful with three draft proposals for Clusters of Excellence

February 03, 2024

Since the excellence competition was launched in 2006, LMU has been one of the most successful universities and has been continuously funded in all funding lines. In the Clusters of Excellence funding line – which is designed for large, internationally competitive research consortia – the first preliminary decision for the next funding period has now been made. As announced today, LMU and its cooperation partners can now submit full proposals for a total of three new Clusters of Excellence by this summer. “I would like to thank everyone at LMU who contributed to crafting draft proposals for all their dedication and hard work,” says LMU President Professor Bernd Huber. “We are delighted to have overcome the first hurdle with three draft proposals in the highly competitive selection process for new Clusters of Excellence.

Since the excellence competition was launched in 2006, LMU has been one of the most successful universities and has been continuously funded in all funding lines. In the Clusters of Excellence funding line – which is designed for large, internationally competitive research consortia – the first preliminary decision for the next funding period has now been made. As announced today, LMU and its cooperation partners can now submit full proposals for a total of three new Clusters of Excellence by this summer.

“I would like to thank everyone at LMU who contributed to crafting draft proposals for all their dedication and hard work,” says LMU President Professor Bernd Huber. “We are delighted to have overcome the first hurdle with three draft proposals in the highly competitive selection process for new Clusters of Excellence. This achievement reaffirms the scientific excellence of LMU. I extend my best wishes to the research projects still in the running and wish them the best of success in the subsequent stages of the application process.”