The DSI wants to promote research within the Challenge Areas and Cross Cutting Topics and aims at supporting the members of the DSI Network to do so. Projects which are related to the Challenge Areas and/or the Crosscutting Topics can get supported by the DSI's strategic funds.
The DSI advises researchers in the preparation of successful grant applications on digitalisation topics and in the management of research projects. Projects with third party funding directly acquired by members of the DSI board of directors or the managing board, are listed in the section Projects.
The DSI aims at establishing assistant professorships and research groups. Assistant professorships will be used to build up research skills in promising topics. Furthermore, the DSI supports the planning of regular and extraordinary professorships relevant to digitalisation by means of expertise and fundraising.