The Foundation Staff

At present some 100 people work directly for the Volkswagen Foundation – in the "Staff Divisions" of the Secretary General as well as in the departments "Funding", "Investment Management" and "Finance and Administration".

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Celina Adrion

Assistant Conferences & Symposia

T +49 511 8381-233
F +49 (0)511 8381-4233
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Petra Akrami

Assistant

T +49 511 8381 372
F +49 (0)511 8381-4372
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Silke Aumann

Administrative Support

T +49 (0)511 8381-254
F +49 (0)511 8381-4254
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Kristina Baae-Lorenz

Assistant | Administrative Support

T +49 (0)511 8381-375
F +49 (0)511 8381-4375
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Marvin Bartsch

Corporate Services

T +49 (0)511 8381-278
F +49 (0)511 8381-4278
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Carolin Bensch

Shares

T +49 (0)511 8381-354
F +49 (0)511 8381-238
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Dr. Silke Bertram

Head of Team International

T +49 (0)511 8381-289
F +49 (0)511 8381-4289
Additional Information

Head of the "International Team".

Background: Silke Bertram studied geography and geosciences, with a Master's degree from the University of Uppsala/Sweden, and received her PhD from the University of Wuerzburg in the framework of the research training group "Geoscience Research in Africa. Geological and Geographical Processes at the Continental Margin of Southwest Africa". She previously held positions as coordinator for study affairs at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Bremen and as officer for science policy, research funding and EU affairs at the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony.

Subject areas:
  • Geography  
  • Earth Sciences  
  • Area Studies  
  • Environmental Sciences  

Funding initiative:

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Eva Biereder

Assistant

T +49 (0)511 8381-202
F +49 (0)511 8381-4202
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Silvia Birck

Assistant

T +49 (0)511 8381-226
F +49 (0)511 8381-4226
Dr. Ulrike Bischler

Program Director

T +49 (0)511 8381-350
F +49 (0)511 8381-4350
Additional Information

Program Director in the funding team  „Challenges – for Academia and Society“, has been in charge of projects in the sciences and various Fellowships.

Background: Physics major at University of Freiburg and RWTH Aachen, MSc in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, research assistant at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching, PhD in physics.
Her favourite pastime is birdwatching at home and abroad.

Subject areas:

  • Physics  

Funding initiatives: