Dioscuri is a programme devised by MPG to support the development of lighthouses of scientific excellence in Central and Eastern Europe by promoting outstanding researchers who want to conduct their research in this region.
Following a bottom-up and sustainable approach, it strives to establish future-oriented research fields and international standards of scientific quality. Dioscuri serves to strengthen the European Research Area as a whole and to expand the foundations for long-term economic and social prosperity in Europe.
The first call for applications to establish Dioscuri Centres was launched in Poland in 2017. Each Dioscuri Centre will be provided with 300,000 euros per year; this amount is financed in equal proportions by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and by the Polish government.