The objective of the Strategy Fund “Competition” is to promote scientific ideas that particularly support the strategic aims of ISAS. For this internal competition, the institute has established the funding lines “Integrative Research” and “Early Independence”, which are advertised alternately. Successful projects are funded for up to three years. Depending on the financial resources, it is possible to fund more than one project from one call for applications.
The first “Integrative Research” competition started in 2014 with two projects that have been successfully completed by now. In 2016, the second “Integrative Research” competition started with a call for projects, which particularly promote the profile formation of the institute with its new focus on applications for health research.
In May 2017, the Scientific Advisory Board has chosen the project “Integration of proteomics and lipidomics for the elucidation of abberant lipid metabolism and suitable biomarkers for neuromuscular diseases”.