Over the past months, Pawel Romanczuk was part of an interdisciplinary group preparing an application for the Excellence Cluster “Science of Intelligence” (SCIoI) within Germany’s Excellence Strategy Program. The interdisciplinary crowd of people involved in SCIoI are amazing, on both, the scientific and the personal level. This made working on this application already a great experience, with the scientific discussions during our preparatory meetings being truly inspiring. A corresponding pre-application was submitted end of March, and we all hope for a positive review, as we are really excited about the prospects of the planned collaborative research. If you want to learn more about the proposed cluster, check out the Science of Intelligence Website.