Open, interdisciplinary, methodologically diverse: The member network of the KiNSIS research focus connects researchers across disciplines, institutions and career stages, creating an inspiring research environment for excellent science and cross-disciplinary collaborations. Currently, KiNSIS comprises around 130 professors, junior research group leaders and postdocs from four faculties and external partner institutions from physics, chemistry, engineering and life sciences.
KiNSIS members can apply for funding to support their own projects and to purchase research equipment, for example to advance applications for interdisciplinary large-scale research projects. In addition, members can nominate award winners for the international Diels-Planck Lecture, the Early Career Award for Postdocs or for the KiNSIS doctoral awards. Members are also entitled to vote on strategic matters concerning the research focus, funding and the granting of awards.
KiNSIS members regularly meet at the annual retreat, at the General Meetings, which are usually held once a semester, and at the monthly colloquium. Other events invite scientific exchange and networking across disciplinary boundaries.
Professors and junior researchers after completing their doctorate can become members of the priority research area KiNSIS. Membership is free of charge. Current members can propose new members informally by email. After a personal presentation at the KiNSIS General Meeting, the members vote on admission. The KiNSIS Board may declare a provisional membership until the next General Meeting. Provisional members already receive invitations to events and information but are not entitled to bring a motion or to vote.