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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Dr. Vera Szöllösi-Brenig

Program Director

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Program Director in the funding team "Understanding Research", responsible for projects in the area of linguistics and language, especially non-european languages.

Background: PhD in French Literature, thesis on the romancier Claude Simon "The murder of Existentialism and the last ‘engagement’". Political journalist for Bayerischer Rundfunk München (radio) and Deutschlandfunk Köln. Degree in French and German philology.

Hobbies: reading newspapers and painting with acrylics.