Center for Research Strategy
The Center for Research Strategy (CRS) promotes top-level research at Freie Universität Berlin. The CRS supports scholars, scientists, and researchers in further developing the interdepartmental research networks known as Focus Areas, and promotes networking on the research campus in Berlin’s Dahlem district. To do this, the CRS offers conceptual advice and startup funding. It also provides evaluations that help assure quality and further develop the internal support provided for research, including as part of the process of Freie Universität filing applications within the excellence strategy.
Within the career path model, the CRS supports outstanding early-career researchers on the path toward tenured professorships through several funding lines – Dahlem International Network Junior Research Groups, Dahlem International Network Professorships, and Dahlem International Network Postdocs – and organizes Junges Wissenschaftsforum Dahlem, a platform for the development and exchange of ideas.