Programme-oriented funding in the Helmholtz Association

In fulfilling its mission of a national research center, KIT makes first-class research contributions to solving major and pressing issues facing society, science, and industry. These research and development activities are embedded in the superordinate program structure of the six research fields of the Helmholtz Association.

In the Research Field Energy, KIT focuses on the energy transition through its participation in the two new PoF IV programmes "Energy System Design" and "Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition". In addition, the "Fusion" program covers essential challenges for the realization of fusion as a primary energy source. The "Nuclear Waste Management, Safety and Radiation Research" program provides expertise for nuclear safety research and safe waste management.

KIT will participate in all four Helmholtz programs in the research field of energy with about 145 million euros per year starting in 2021.