The Center of Excellence (CoE) program is the primary funding mechanism and the foundation’s flagship. A center grant is large and flexible, and a center may have a lifetime of up to 10 years. Only top researchers with the most ambitious ideas will be awarded a CoE through fierce competition involving a four-stage application process. The objective of the CoE program is to strengthen International research by providing the best possible working conditions and organizational set-up for selected top researchers. Centers may be established within or across all fields of research. Read more about the ASDF’s Centers of Excellence in the left menu.

New Centers of Excellence

A total of 8 Centers of Excellence have been established so far, and a new generation of centers will be up and running by January 1, 2015 as a result 2014 Applicants.