POF = Programme-oriented funding

Since the Helmholtz Association's foundation in Autumn 2001, all the research has been strategically restructured. Programme-oriented funding is the centrepiece of these reforms. We no longer invest our resources in individual institutions, but rather fund centre-embracing Research Programmes that compete with each other for funding. In accordance with the core objectives of the Pact for Research and Innovation, activities now concentrate primarily on achieving top-flight results through cooperation and competition. Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft

Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research: POF themes