The Health + Life Science Alliance supports interinstitutional and interdisciplinary collaboration, promotes early-career researchers and encourages entrepreneurship. To create synergies and leverage potential across all partner institutions in Heidelberg and Mannheim, the Alliance provides a wide range of funding opportunities ranging from fellowships to grants. These competitive funding lines serve to recruit international talents, establish joint technology platforms, stimulate project consortia and foster interinstitutional collaboration, use of infrastructure, and transfer. Alliance funds are enabling funds: they are the basis to explore bold research ideas, they drive innovation and advance knowledge for subsequent success stories.


To enable the development of the MULTI-SPACE platform for quantitative spatial molecular analyses.


To strenghten the translation of research results into applications and products.


To foster the use and advancement of the core infrastructure.

Interinstitutional Postdocs

To recruit international talents for interinstitutional projects.


To support junior research group leaders at Alliance institutions develop their full potential.

Seminars + Summer schools

To highlight insights into new and innovative topics.


To drive innovative projects and subsequent third-party funding.


To foster research co-operations with a focus on new and innovative topics.