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Funded activities and projects

Since its inauguration in 2015, the ScienceCampus Primate Cognition has funded more than 50 research projects by its members. In the first funding period (2015-2019), the „Seed Funds" served to promote networking on the Göttingen Campus. Teams of at least two scientists received funding to test new experimental approaches, develop test procedures, and conduct smaller test series or pilot studies. In the second funding period starting in 2020, this instrument will be further developed into "Audacity Funds", which, with an extended run-time and increased budget, are intended to promote particularly promising, innovative or interdisciplinary projects.

Think tank workshops aimed at bringing together international experts in public or non-public discussion meetings. By focusing on a clearly defined topic and the close exchange between the participants, the conceptual development of a research field should be advanced. From 2016 to 2018, we organized one Think tank event per year. In addition, we organized the Meeting of the Ethological Society in 2016, and the Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Primatologie in 2019.

On the following pages we present selected seed fund projects as well as our Think tank workshops from the first funding period. A comprehensive publication list of all results of the ScienceCampus can be found on our publications page.

Seed funds

Think tanks


Seed funds

Selected seed fund projects from the first funding period (2015-2019):


Think tanks



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