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, 2021, and 2022 Helmholtz AI projects