KFN currently receives €1.5 million per year in institutional funding from the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture.

In addition, KFN has attracted substantial external funding for almost all current research projects over the years. Sponsors include, or have included, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, the German Research Foundation), various other foundations, federal and Länder ministries, crime prevention bodies, cities, administrative districts and municipalities.

The state funding is essential in obtaining outside funding in that it enables KFN to attract leading experts from a range of disciplines who themselves raise research funding and create new jobs for researchers.


Organization chart

Board of Directors

Bliesener, Prof. Dr. Thomas
Kudlacek, Dr. Dominic (Vice)

Business Manager

Waldhof, Renate


Beckmann, Laura
Bergmann, Marie Christine (in parental leave)
Dreißigacker, Arne
Fleischer, Stephanie
Goede, Laura-Romina
Haug, Monika
Isenhardt, Dr. Anna
Johanningmeier, Louisa
Klatt, Dr. Thimna
Kliem, Dr. Sören
Klopp, Ina
Krieg, Yvonne
Lehmann, Dr. Lena
Müller, Philipp
Neubert, Carolin (in parental leave)
Neumann, Merten
Phelps, Matthew
Rehbein, DP Dr. Florian
Rook, Leonie
Schröder, Carl Philipp
Stiller, Anja
Treskow, Laura
Weber, Jan
Zietlow, Bettina


Bergmann, Birgit
Liedtke, André
Mecklenburg, Eberhard
Pfeffer, Melanie
Schleier, Christian