Freie Universität (FUB) is one of the universities to have been successful in all three lines of funding in the German government’s Excellence Initiative. FUB has long-standing experience in the administration of national and international grants, and handles more than 125 million EUR of third-party funding every year.
The research team at the Freie Universität is one of the internationally leading research groups in the field of e-mental health and has extensive experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of internet-based therapeutic interventions. A main focus of previous research projects was the access of under supplied populations (refugees, older patients, patients with special needs) to therapeutic care. The implementation of these projects was funded by the German Research Foundation, by multiple Federal Ministries, as well as by the largest German health insurance company (Techniker Krankenkasse).
In May 2016, Professor Knaevelsrud was honored with the Diotima prize of the German Federal Chamber of Psychotherapists for her scientific work on internet-based therapy in war and crisis zones. For her excellent scientific and clinical achievements in other projects on internet-based interventions, she received the Bayer Social Award and the prize of the German Association for Behavior Therapy.