Grants and Stipends

Last update: September 2023

Abdel Rahman, Rasha / Ammon, Sabine / Brock, Oliver / Hafner, Verena / Haynes, John-Dylan / Hellwich, Olaf / Hertwig, Ralph / Kurvers, Ralf / Krause, Jens / Kyselo, Miriam / Lazarides, Rebecca / Lewejohann, Lars / Maertens, Marianne / Obermayer, Klaus / Pachur, Thorsten / Pauen, Michael / Raisch, Jörg / Rolfs, Martin / Romanczuk, Pawel / Schulz-Schaeffer, Ingo / Sprekeler, Henning / Thöne-Reineke, Christa – Funding for the Cluster of Excellence “Science of Intelligence” (EXC 2002), a cooperation between Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, MPI for Human Development, and Universität Potsdam, German Research Foundation (DFG), 01/2019–12/2025.

Berger, Julian – PhD Stipend, Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft, 11/2021–10/2024.

Buchberger, Elisa S. – Exposé Stipend, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, 12/2019–05/2020.

Burton, Jason William – Humboldt Research Fellowship, Humboldt Foundation, 01/2023–06/2023.

Dahl, Martin – Research Grant, G. A.-Lienert-Stiftung, 2020.

Deserno, Marie K. – Rubicon Fellowship, The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, 12/2019– 09/2021.

Düzel, Sandra – Boost!-Programme, Max Planck Society, 11/2019–03/2022.

Düzel, Sandra / Drewelies, Johanna – Funding for Project “Dynamics of daily-life adaptation in the Corona crisis among older adults,” Volkswagen Foundation, 03/2021–07/2023.

El Zein, Marwa – Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship, “An adaptive role of collective decisions: Shared responsibility in the human brain,” University College London, 01/2017–04/2021; Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Postdoctoral Fellowship “The social individual’s decisions: How are they shaped by group affiliation during collective decisions?,” European Commision Union, 07/2021–07/2023.

Fandakova, Yana – Funding for Project “Plasticity of task switching in childhood: Mechanisms and sequential progression,” German Research Foundation (DFG), 10/2018–09/2021.

Fandakova, Yana / Bunge, Silvia A. – Funding for Project “How do students learn new concepts? Identifying factors that promote students’ understanding of physical science concepts,” Jacobs Foundation, 06/2019– 05/2021.

Fecher, Benedikt / Hornbostel, Stefan / Sokolovska, Nataliia / Wagner, Gert G. – Funding for Project “Indikatorik, Messung und Performanz der Qualitätssicherung: Third-Mission-Tätigkeiten in den Gesellschaftswis- senschaften (IMPaQT), BMBF-Programm “Qualitätsentwicklungen in der Wissenschaft,” Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 07/2019–06/2022.

Garrett, Douglas D. – Emmy Noether Programme, “Toward a structural and functional basis for changes in brain signal variability with age,” German Research Foundation (DFG), 01/2017–02/2023.

Geers, Michael – SSRC/Summer Institutes in Computational Social Sciences Research Grant, Social Science Research Council, 08/2021.

Gigerenzer, Gerd – Funding of the Harding Center, Winton Capital Management & Claudia and David Harding Foundation, 01/2007–12/2019; the Center will be continuously funded at the University of Potsdam from 2020–2024.

Grossman, Shany – Postdoctoral Fellowship of Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars Program, 01/2022–01/2024.

Grüneisen, Sebastian – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Global Fellowship, “The psychological origins of trust-based cooperation (ORIGINSOFTRUST), in cooperation with University of Michigan, European Commission, 04/2018–03/2021.

Gumenik, Ksenija – Stipend, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (ELES), 10/2019–09/2021.

Hall-McMaster, Sam – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Humboldt Foundation, 03/2021–02/2023.

Haux, Lou M. – Stipend, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, 01/2019–01/2021.

Hecht, Marlene – Doctoral Stipend, Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft, 06/2021–10/2023.

Hechtlinger, Shahar – Research Grants—Doctoral Programs in Germany, German Academic Exchange Service, 10/2019–09/2021; 10/2022–09/2023.

Hedrich, Noa – PhD Fellowship, Einstein Center of Neurosciences, 10/2021–09/2024.

Hertwig, Ralph – External cooperation partner of the Cluster of Excellence “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour” (EXC 2117), a cooperation between University of Konstanz and MPI of Animal Behavior, German Research Foundation (DFG), 01/2019–12/2025; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2017, German Research Foundation (DFG), 01/2018–12/2025; Funding for Summer Institute for Bounded Rationality 2020–2023, Joachim Herz Foundation.

Hertwig, Ralph / Lewandowsky, Stephan / Eliassi-Rad, Tina / Herzog, Stefan M. / Rashid, Awais – Planning Grant “Controlling the Jekyll and Hyde of artificial-intelligence assisted information architectures: Accepting customization while resisting micro-targeted manipulation,” Volkswagen Foundation, 03/2019–10/2020.

Hertwig, Ralph / Wagner, Gert G. – Funding for Project “Origins and determinants of malleable risk preferences,” Max Planck Society, 04/2017–04/2022.

Hertwig, Ralph / Wegwarth, Odette – Funding for Project "Welches COVID-19 Bewältigungsnarrativ setzt sich durch? Bei wem, warum und mit welchen Folgen?“, Siemens Caring Hands e.V., 06/2023-12/2023.

Herzog, Stefan M. / Hertwig, Ralph / Lewandowsky, Stephan / Eliassi-Rad, Tina / Rashid, Awais – Funding for Project “Reclaiming individual autonomy and democratic discourse online: How to rebalance human and algorithmic decision making,” Volkswagen Foundation, 02/2021–01/2025.

Herzog, Stefan M. / Hahn, Ulrike / Lewandowsky, Stephan / Porciello, Jaron – Funding for Project „Unterstützung von Verhaltensforschung und evidenzbasierter Politikgestaltung durch maschinelle Online-Tools,“ German Research Foundation (DFG), 01/2022–12/2024.

Herzog, Stefan M. / Kurvers, Ralf H. J. M / Berditchevskaia, Aleks / Fung, Fai / Lin, Irving / Trianni, Vito – Funding for Project “Hybrid Human Artificial Collective Intelligence in Open-Ended Decision Making (HACID),” European Union, 09/2022–08/2025.

Jenny, Mirjam A. / Rebitschek, Felix – Funding for Project “Comprehending drone risks,” Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, 10/2018–06/2020.

Köbis, Nils – EU Horizon Grant for Project “RESPOND – Rescuing Democracy from Political Corruption in Digital Societies,” European Research Council, 07/2023–07/2028.

Kühn, Simone – ERC Starting Grant, “Take control! Towards novel training regimes enhancing inhibition and impulse control in health and psychiatric disease,” European Research Council, 08/2016–08/2021; Funding for Project “The Baltic game industry—Empowering a booster for regional development; Interreg Baltic Sea Region, European Union, 08/2017–09/2020; ERC Consolidator Grant, “How the physical environment shapes the human brain (BrainScape)”, European Research Council, (07/2023–06/2028).

Kurvers, Ralf H. J. M. – DFG Fellowship, “The role of individual differences in collective behaviour,“ in cooperation with Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, German Research Foundation (DFG), 07/2016–09/2020; Funding for Project “Icefishing. Individuelle, kollektive und umgebungsbedingte Triebkräfte der Dynamik menschlicher Nahrungssuche,“ German Research Foundation (DFG), 12/2021–11/2024.

Kurvers, Ralf H. J. M. / Trianni, Vito – (ISTC-CNR) “CROME: Harnessing the wisdom of crowds in medical diagnostics,” Nesta Collective Intelligence Grant, 02/2020–05/2021.

Lämmert, Stephanie – Funding for Project “African Studies in Germany through the lens of Critical Race Theory,” Volkswagen Foundation, 04/2023–09/2024.

Li, Weihua – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Humboldt Foundation, 02/2020–07/2021.

Lindenberger, Ulman / Dolan, Raymond J. – Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research in cooperation with University College London & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Max Planck Society, 04/2014–03/2024.

Lindenberger, Ulman / Düzel, Emrah / Sendtner, Michael / Kreutz, Michael – Collaborative Research Project “Energizing the hippocampus in aging individuals (EnergI),” in cooperation with the German Center for Neuro- degenerative Diseases (DZNE), Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, & Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 07/2015–06/2021.

Lindenberger, Ulman / Kühn, Simone / Brandmaier, Andreas M. – Funding for Lifebrain consortium Project “Healthy minds 0–100 years: Optimising the use of European brain imaging cohorts (“Lifebrain”),” EU Horizon 2020, European Commission, 01/2017–12/2022.

Lindenberger, Ulman / Lövdén, Martin / Pedersen, Nancy / Ullén, Fredrik / Zatorre, Roberto – Funding for Project „How does plasticity differ across people, and why? Probing age differences in gene–environment interplay during musical skill learning,“ Max Planck Society, 09/2019–08/2024.

Lorenz-Spreen, Philipp / Hertwig, Ralph / Herzog, Stefan / Kozyreva, Anastasia – Funding for Project “Social Media for Democracy (SOME4DEM), Understanding the causal mechanisms of digital citizenship,” EU Horizon Europe, 03/2023–02/2026.

Mohammadi, Siawoosh – ERC Consolidator Grant, “Non-invasive staining of tissue microstructure in temporal lobe epilepsy using in-vivo MRI (MRStain),” European Research Council, 01/2024–12/2028.

Moneta, Nir – PhD Fellowship, Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin, 10/2019–09/2022.

Mousavi, Shabnam / Gigerenzer, Gerd / Sunder, Shyam – Think Forward Initiative Long-Term Research Grant, ING Bank, 05/2019–12/2020.

Mousavi, Shabnam – Funding for Project “Lost and found emotions in the history of economic modeling,” Volkswagen Foundation, 10/2020–12/2022.

Ngo, Chi (Zoe) – Funding for Project “Bestimmung der neuronalen Grundlagen der episodischen Spezifität und Generalisierung in der Entwicklung,” German Research Foundation (DFG), 08/2021–07/2024; Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship, Jacobs Foundation, 01/2022–12/2024; Seed Funding for Project „Hippocampal streams for rule learning (HIPSTER)”, CIFAR and Jacobs Foundation, 09/2022–08/2024.

Pahl, Kerstin Maria – Boost!-Programme, Max Planck Society, 11/2019–04/2021.

Power, Sarah / Buchberger, Elisa / Jöchner, Ann-Kathrin / Ngo, Chi (Zoe) / Stewart, Erika / Waschke, Leonhard – Funding for Project “Memory availability versus accessibility in early ontogeny across species,” Jacobs Foundation, 01/2023–12/2025.

Rahwan, Iyad – Funding for Project “Transcription of the dictionary of occupational titles,“ MIT Task Force on Work of the Future, 03/2019–06/2020.

Rioux, Camille – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Humboldt Foundation, 02/2018–01/2020.

Ruggeri, Azzurra – Funding for Project “Center for Active Learning in Museums (CALM),” Museum für Naturkunde—Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, 01/2020–12/2020; Subcontract Award for Project “The development of intellectual humility,” Templeton Foundation/Duke University, 05/2021–11/2022.

Ruggeri, Azzurra / Raab, Markus – Funding for Project “Kletternd zum Selbst: Eine Embodied Cognition Perspektive der Entwicklung zum Zusammenhang zwischen dem Minimalen Selbst und sensomotorischen sowie kognitiven Fertigkeiten,” German Research Foundation (DFG), 02/2020–01/2023.

Ruggeri, Azzurra / Martius, Georg / Schulz, Eric – Funding for Project “Towards a science of curiosity,” Volkswagen Foundation, 05/2021–04/2025. Funding for Project “Curiosity Research Exhibition on Wheels,“ Volkswagen Foundation, 10/2022–09/2024.

Rust, Henning / Ulbrich, Uwe / Hertwig, Ralph / Fleischhut, Nadine / Kox, Thomas / Gerhold, Lars / Schiller, Jochen / Voss, Martin / Raupp, Juliana – Funding for Project “WEXICOM—Weather warnings: From EXtreme event Information to COMunication and action,” in cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin, Hans Ertle Center for Weather Research, Germany, funded by Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), 01/2019–09/2027.

Sarıoğlu, Esra  Max Planck Diversity Excellence Fund for Project “Earthquake Relief Working Group”, Max Planck Society, 09/2023–09/2025.

Schröer, Frederik – Travel Grant “Gerald D. Feldman-Reisebeihilfen,“ Max Weber Foundation, 01/2023–12/2023.

Schuck, Nicolas W. – Funding for Project "The role of dynamic neural functional coupling in spantaneous thought," German Research Foundation (DFG), 01/2021–12/2023; ERC Starting Grant, “The function of hippocampal and cortical memory replay in humans,” European Research Council, 04/2020–01/2023; Funding for Project “Die Rolle dynamischer funktioneller Konnektivität für semantische und emotionale Aspekte natürlicher Gedankenvorgänge,” German Research Foundation (DFG), 09/2021–08/2024.

Schuck, Nicolas W. / Zika, Ondrej – Funding for Project “Die Rolle neuronaler "belief state" Repräsentationen bei Entscheidungen unter Unsicherheit,” German Research Foundation (DFG), 08/2022–07/2025.

Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Michael / DeBellis, Emanuel / Stöckli, Sabrina / Baumann, Daniel / Hertwig, Ralph – Funding for Project “Der Einfluss energieeffizienter Strassenbeleuchtung auf die Fahrgeschwindigkeit,“ Bundesamt für Strassen ASTRA (Switzerland), 01/2019–12/2020.

Schulze, Christin – Boost!-Programme, Max Planck Society, 11/2019–10/2025; Exchange Program Australia, DAAD, 07/2021–12/2022.

Spitzer, Bernhard – Funding for Project „Dynamische Reaktivierung von Gedächtnisinhalten bei der menschlichen Entscheidungsfindung,“ German Research Foundation (DFG), 03/2021–02/2024; ERC Consolidator Grant “ DeepStore – The dynamic representational nature of working memory storage,” European Research Council, 01/2022–12/2026; Heisenberg Program, German Research Foundation (DFG), 07/2022–06/2025.

Tokdoğan, Nagehan – Fellowship, Philipp Schwartz Initiative for researchers at risk, Humboldt Foundation, 10/2020–09/2023.

van den Bos, Wouter / van Duijvenvoorde, Anna / Vidding, Essi – Open Research Area Grant for Project “Adaptive social learning in typical and atypical developing adolescents,“ German Research Foundation (DFG), The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, & Economic and Social Research Council, 06/2016–08/2020.

Wagner, Gert G. – Conference grant, “Boosting - ein neues Konzept der Verbraucherwissenschaften, ein neues Instrument der Verbraucherpolitik?,“ Federal Ministry of Justice/Federal Office of Administration, 07/2020–12/2021.

Wegwarth, Odette – EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Project, “Female cancer prediction using cervical omics to individualise screening and prevention (FORECEE),” in cooperation, amongst others, with University College London, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, & Karolinska Institutet, European Commission, 09/2015–02/2020; Funding for Project “ERONA; Experiencing the Risks of Overutilizing Opioids Among Patients With Non-Tumor Chronic Pain in Ambulant Care,” Federal Ministry of Health/Federal Office of Administration, 06/2019–11/2021; Funding for Project “Stärkung der Gesundheitskompetenz von Sepsis-Risikogruppen zur Verbesserung der Sepsis-Früherkennung und -prävention”, G-BA Innovationsausschuss & Sepsis-Stiftung, 08/2020–07/2023; Funding for Project “Evaluation of an interactive information tool for vaccine-hesitant individuals using the example of COVID-19 vaccination (iWILL),” Innovation Fund of the  Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), 01/2022–10/2023.

Werkle-Berger, Markus – Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship, Jacobs Foundation, 01/2017–12/2020.

Werkle-Bergner, Markus / Sander, Myriam C. – Funding for Project “Adult age-differences in auditory selective attention: The interplay of norepinephrine and rhythmic neural activity,” German Research Foundation (DFG), 01/2018–12/2020.

Werkle-Bergner, Markus / Ryan, Tomas – JF Alumni Boost, Funding for Project “Restoring infant memory engrams – from mice to humans,” Jacobs Foundation, 05/2020–06/2022.

Werkle-Bergner, Markus / Doeller, Christian – Funding for Project “Maturation in interaction? The co-development of cognitive maps and episodic memory within the entorhinal-hippocampal system,” Max Planck Society, 05/2023–04/2025.

Wertz, Annie – Funding for Project “Eat your vegetables: How infants learn about healthy food,” German Research Foundation (DFG), 04/2022–06/2023.

Wertz, Annie / Wilke, Andreas – Subaward Clarkson University, Funding for Project “The misperception of randomness: A developmental study,” National Science Foundation, 09/2021–08/2023.

Wiegand, Iris – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Global Fellowship, “Attention and memory components in everyday cognitive problems in aging (MEMORAGE),” in cooperation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School—Harvard University, European Commission, 03/2017–07/2021.

Wulff, Dirk – Funding for Project “Laying the groundwork for understanding age-related changes in individual semantic networks and their role in cognitive aging,” Swiss National Foundation (SNF), 01/2023–02/2024.

Zika, Ondrej / Buchberger, Elisa / Koch, Christoph / Luettgau, Lennart / Ngo, Chi (Zoe) / Trudel, Nadescha – Funding for Project “Facilitating generalisation across childhood,” Jacobs Foundation, 01/2023–12/2025.

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