DFG Funds 21 New Collaborative Research Centres
The new CRCs will be funded with a total of EUR 197 million (including a 20 % programme allowance for indirect project costs) over an initial funding period of four years. The Grants Committee made its selection from 29 proposals, an unusually high number of applications to establish such centres. The attractiveness of the programme is also indicated by the 62 preliminary proposals that were received and subject to review by the Senate Committee, 21 of which were invited to submit a full proposal. These included a research project on refractories. CRC 920 “Multi-Functional Filters for Metal Melt Filtration – A Contribution towards Zero Defect Materials” will research new types of filter systems with which a new generation of high-performance materials can be manufactured due to a clear improvement in the purity of the metal. Using functionalized, intelligent filter surfaces, researchers want to adapt the mechanical properties of metal to the respective components and their requirements, thus creating a basis for innovation in safety and lightweight construction for vehicles or in the electronics industry (Host university: Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, spokesperson: Professor Dr.-Ing. Christos Aneziris) (07/2011).