Third Party Grants

Current projects funded through grants outside of the Max Planck system

Our researchers are involved in many third party funded projects. The acquired third party funds supplement the budget of our institute to realize outstanding research.

Listed below are the current research projects that have been competitively acquired from third parties. Awards, fellowship, grants we hold at University Konstanz and all funding we receive competitively from Max-Planck-Society are not listed.

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Sociality:

Development of sociality and social relationships and maintenance of social structure over generations in the closest evolutionary relatives of humans, the great apes.
Duration: 09/2024 – 08/2026
Funding: HORIZON-MSCA-2023-PF-01
Contact: Revathe Thillaikumar

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Big Picture:

Developing data management and analytical tools to integrate and advance professional and citizen science camera-trapping initiatives across Europe.

Duration: 03/2024 – 02/2027
Funding: BMBF – Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Contact: Fabiola Iannarilli

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HABITRACK: 

Habitat tracking for the conservation of huntable bird species.

Duration: 01/2024 – 12/2027
Funding: HORIZON-CL6-2023-BIODIV-01
Contact: Andrea Kölzsch

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Landfill foraging in migratory birds: Gain or pain?

Duration: 11/2023 – 11/2026
Funding: DFG – German Research Foundation
Contact: Andrea Flack

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BABOTS:

The design and control of small swarming biological animal robots.

Duration: 10/2023 – 09/2027
Funding: HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDEROPEN-01
Contact: Serena Ding, Iain Couzin

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WildEuro:

Quantifying the landscape of fear - Collaborative camera trap networks to assess wildlife responses to
activities of humans and free-ranging domestic species across Europe.

Duration: 09/2023 – 09/2025
Funding: HORIZON-MSCA-2022-PF-01
Contact: Fabiola Iannarilli

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BioacAI:

Bioacoustic AI for wildlife protection.

Duration: 09/2023 – 08/2027
Funding: HORIZON-MSCA-2022-DN-01
Contact: Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin
 

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The secret social lives of bats for overcoming uncertainty in their environment 

Duration: 07/2023 – 07/2024
Funding: NGS - National Geographic Society
Contact: Jenna Kohles

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AnimalsMove: Tierbewegung als Bioindikator für Umweltveränderungen

Duration: 05/2023 – 12/2025
Funding: BMBF – Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Contact: Kamran Safi

The emergence of cooperation in schooling fish: an evolutionary game theory perspective 

The emergence of cooperation in schooling fish: an evolutionary game theory perspective 

Duration: 11/2022 - 10/2025
Funding: DFG/ The Sino-German Center for Research Promotion
Contact: Liang Li

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The Mandrillus Project

Duration: 04/2022 – 10/2024
Funding: The Leakey Foundation
Contact: Marie Charpentier

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Understanding the elements that shape the ontogeny of migration in white storks

Duration: 01/2022 – 12/2028
Funding: DFG Emmy-Noether Independent Junior Research Groups Contact: Andrea Flack

The evolutionary roots of innovativeness: Tracing the phylogeny of human curiosity 

The evolutionary roots of innovativeness: Tracing the phylogeny of human curiosity 

Duration: 01/2022 – 12/2026
Funding: The Volkswagen Foundation, Freigeist Fellowship
Contact: Caroline Schuppli

Animal tracking tag capable of dual ground- and satellite-based communication to study movement ecology

Animal tracking tag capable of dual ground- and satellite-based communication to study movement ecology

Duration: 11/2021 – 05/2025
Funding: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Contact: Martin Wikelski

LuiKotale EKongo Bonobo Project 

LuiKotale EKongo Bonobo Project 

Duration: since 01/2021
Funding: Centre for Research and Conservation, Ouwehand Zoo Foundation, Leakey Foundation
Contact: Barbara Fruth

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VACDIVA:

A safe DIVA vaccine for African swine fever control and eradication.

Duration: 10/2019 – 06/2024
Funding: H2020-SFS-2019-1
Contact: Kevin Morelle

Individual Differences and Bio-Inspired Design of Vehicle Group Dynamics

Individual Differences and Bio-Inspired Design of Vehicle Group Dynamics

Duration: 09/2019 – 08/2024
Funding: ONR - Office of Naval Research
Contact: Iain Couzin

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