Research projects from the Academies Programme
The Academies Programme is the largest research programme in the humanities and social sciences in Germany and is unparalleled internationally. Operating since 1979, the Programme provides joint funding for long-term research projects by the federal and state governments. The eight German Academies of Science, under the umbrella of the Union of Academies, together supervise 132 research projects with almost 200 working positions in the Academies Programme; the Göttingen Academy is currently in charge of 21 of them, which are vividly presented in the brochure ‘Kulturelles Erbe mit Zukunft’ (‘Cultural Heritage with a Future’). The individual research projects are selected through a rigorous multi-stage selection and review process. The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities coordinates the programme; the individual projects are carried out and managed by the respective academy, which also appoints supervising committees for the duration of the work.