Funding lines


One essential component of our model is to initiate cross-cutting research collaborations and identify forward-looking research topics in applied ML and AI. That is why we will provide competitive funding to address mid and long-term questions in the form of annual calls for Helmholtz AI projects. They underpin the growth and strength of our network within and beyond the Helmholtz Association.


  • Exploit machine learning/AI methods in applicants’ research field
  • Foster interaction and method transfer between application and research fields


  • Collaborative: > two centers, balanced (one leads/coordinates)
  • Eligibility: all researchers in Helmholtz Association
  • Budget: €400k (€200k from INF, €200k matched)
  • Duration: 2-3 years
  • Limitation: no data collection/validation
  • High-risk/high-gain and novel ideas encouraged

The Helmholtz AI project call 2022 is closed now. For more information please click here.

See the selected 2019, 2020 and 2021 Helmholtz AI projects