Since its inception in March 2010, MERCUR has granted 71 projects with a total sum of 8,6 million Euro spread over 4 funding lines. These include project grants for single-university or collaborative projects, structural grants for setting up inter-university centers, individual grants to finance sabbaticals, and starting grants to explore new approaches in research or teaching. Proposals undergo a strict application and selection process. They are evaluated by expert peer reviewers, while final funding decisions are made by MERCUR’s Academic Advisory Council.

Project descriptions are available in German only.