Open Projects

Scientists from external or partner institutes can apply for their own time-limited projects of 1 – 3 years duration in order to work together with CASUS researchers on a specific research question from their discipline. Open Projects are awarded on a competitive basis, providing financial support for joint doctoral and postdoctoral positions. At least one principle investigator (PI) who jointly propose the project must be a researcher affiliated with CASUS.

For this purpose, a suitably short written application must be submitted which sets out the scientific objectives of the project in comparison with the state of the art. The scientific value resulting from the collaboration must be presented. The proposal must contain a clear timeline with milestones and a justification of the resources applied for, which should typically include one to two postdoctoral positions.

The main criterion for evaluating these applications is the scientific excellence of the application in relation to the current state of research in the disciplines involved in systems research. Another basis for the evaluation is the joint research and development of new digital methods and the transfer of methods through the application, adaptation and extension of existing solutions.

CASUS Open Projects applications can be submitted at any time. The application and review process will be kept as short and simple as possible. Evaluations are usually conducted promptly. Suggestions for referees by the applicants are welcome.

The results of Open Projects are presented in annual workshops organized with the participating partner institutes. Therefore CASUS Open Projects can and should integrate the multiple instruments of CASUS Open Exchange, such as travel or retreat funding, into project planning.

Please send your queries and application forms to:

Proposal rules and application form

Current Open Projects