The Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre provides funding for excellent and innovative research projects in the scientific focus of cell dynamics and imaging. These include “pilot projects” carried out by PhD students and postdocs as well as “Flexible Funds projects” by senior researchers and independent junior researchers. Since 2012, we have awarded a total of approximately 9.5 million euros to more than 90 innovative research projects. As the interaction of different expertise and approaches enables decisive progress in our scientific field, one of the most important criteria for funding is collaboration between scientists from different disciplines and from different faculties.
Our community is intensively engaged in acquiring external funding, especially for interfaculty research networks in the scientific focus area of cell dynamics and imaging. By joining forces in the Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre, we embed the specific scientific topics of these collaborative projects into a larger thematic context, and, at the same time, our network is an incubator for new collaborative initiatives. Together we further develop our scientific field as well as supportive offers and institutional structures.