The University of Münster promotes internationally renowned cutting-edge research in numerous scientific and academic fields, e.g. the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between religion and politics, evolutionary science, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Ten Leibniz Prize winners currently work in Münster. The University's outstanding research profile is further emphasised by 17 ERC grants (Starting, Consolidator and Advanced) and six Max Planck Research Award winners. The University of Münster is a host university to seven DFG Collaborative Research Centres. In addition to other DFG-funded research promotion projects, the University is home to a growing number of research programmes, financed through federal and EU funding programmes, and private foundations.