Helmholtz AI Projects 2023 Now Open for Applications

Funding for research projects at Helmholtz Centres in Germany which focus on Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Helmholtz Association is a union of eighteen scientific-technical and biological-medical research centres in Germany. It develops research programmes for six research fields: Energy; Earth and Environment; Health; Aeronautics, Space and Transport; Key Technologies; and Structure of Matter.

The Helmholtz AI Cooperation Unit (HAICU) is an interdisciplinary platform, which compiles, develops, fosters, and promotes Artificial Intelligence-based approaches for all Helmholtz Research Centres. The annual calls initiate cross-cutting research collaborations and identify innovative research topics in these fields.

The fifth call supports several smaller collaborative projects with the potential to facilitate larger follow-up projects, which contribute to a vibrant network within the Helmholtz Association and foster its international visibility. The 2023 project call includes an add-on opportunity where up to three projects generating AI-related use cases for quantum computing will be funded.

The programme has the following two overarching goals:

  • Exploit innovative Machine Learning, Statistical Learning and Artificial Intelligence approaches and solutions in the applicant’s research field(s).
  • Foster interaction and method transfer between application domains, research fields and sectors.

Eligible to apply are Helmholtz Research Centres in Germany.

Projects must focus on data analysis, method application and method development, and combine contributions from scientists from at least two Helmholtz Centres.

Funding of up to €250,000 for a period of two to three years is provided by the Initiative and Networking Fund (INF). This amount is matched or exceeded (€250,000+) by participating Helmholtz Research Centres.

Proposals must be submitted between 15 September 2023 and 1 December 2023 (23:59 CET).

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)