In the scope of the Priority Programs of the DFG (German Research Foundation) at the university Erlangen-Nuremberg, the CBI accomodates the Program 1191 called "Ionic Liquids". The description of the priority program can be found here. Coordinator of the program is Professor Dr. Peter Wasserscheid, chairholder of the Chair of Chemical Reaction Engineering.

The supervision of the program on the part of the DFG takes place by Dr. Frank-Dieter Kuchta (Group of Chemistry and Process Engineering of the DFG).