National research funding
The funding initiative entitled "Niedersächsisches Vorab" is reserved solely for research projects at universities and research institutes in Lower Saxony, Germany.
This funding initiative aims to strengthen the position of Lower Saxony as a science location. To this end, the Foundation statutes prescribe that a fixed proportion of the money available for grants is allocated to research institutions in the Federal State of Lower Saxony. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees decides how the funds are to be distributed, previously endorsed by the State Government of Lower Saxony.