LMUexcellent: Additional project within the Investment Fund approved
LMU Munich primarily uses funds from the Excellence Initiative to optimize conditions for top-level research. In two rounds of proposals, academics from all fields were invited to submit applications presenting their most innovative research projects and ideas to date.
In addition to the second round of proposals in May 2008, the University Governing Board has subsequently accepted an additional project within the Investment Fund, i.e. a trans-faculty proposal on the topic of “Cultural and religious diversity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance” under the lead of Professor Claudia Märtl, chair of Medieval History focussing on the Late Middle Ages.
Including the new project accepted, a total of 19 research and ten guest professorships will be funded by the year 2011, as well as seven shorter visiting fellowships. In addition, 49 projects will be promoted by the Investment Fund targeted at enhancing research infrastructure at LMU Munich, while 22 research projects receive support from the High Potential Fund to realize innovative ideas.