Research funding


The Cluster's main goal is to maintain the high level of excellence of research and education in chemistry of complex systems in Strasbourg. It supports innovative projects through annual calls for proposals and encourages its research groups to push the boundaries of their fundamental science.

Results 2011-2020: 10 years of financing

  • 125 projects awarded since 2011
  • Financial support ranges between 100 to 300 k€
  • Total of 15,2 M€ (1,5 M€ per year)
  • Recruitment of more than 100 PhDs and post-docs
  • 50% of students coming from foreign universities
  • Scientific outcomes: 550 scientific manuscripts acknowledging the LabEx CSC > List of all the publications here

How selection committees operate?

Following a transparent operating model, the selection process is carried out by international peer reviewers and scientific council.

  • The external peer reviewers evaluate the proposals with appropriate experience and expertise and write reports.
    This is a rigorous process that assesses the scientific quality of research applications.
  • The scientific council's mission is to evaluate projects proposals, taking into account the outside opinions. It then selects projects to be funded.