Members of the High-Profile Area “Minds, Media, Machines” (MMM) and their research staff can receive special funds for small-scale collaborative projects in a lightweight procedure. The goal of MMM Seed Grants is to strengthen the ties and shared research-foci between working groups (AGs) in MMM via new initiatives for excellent science. Thematically, proposals should align with MMM’s common pursuit of excellence in general, and the development of an excellence cluster proposal “Living Technologies 2.0” in particular. Here, we seek to improve quality of life through the use of cognition-enabled technologies, systems, and robots against the background of an ageing society. MMM Seed Grants are intended for teams from at least two AGs in MMM. Applications from MMM teams of different disciplines are especially encouraged but no requirement.
To allow for a more substantial investment of time and resources for the creation of “Living Technology 2.0 seeds”, the amount of MMM Seed Grant money has been increased to up to 20.000 EUR per AG per grant. The deadline for this second round is May 31st.
For further information about this call, and how to apply, please refer to the proposal template.