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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Michaela Finsel

Call-for-funds Administration; Payments

F +49 (0)511 8381-4207
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Julia Fischer

Media Design, Photo Editing

F +49 (0)511 8381-4253
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Dr. Anja Fließ

Program Director

F +49 (0)511 8381-4374
Additional Information

Has been in charge of various initiatives in medicine and the natural and engineering sciences, as well as the program for junior research groups, forerunner to the Lichtenberg Professorships.

Background: Studied Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University and Medical School, Hannover, doctoral thesis on Molecular Biology; later worked as a research assistant at the Medical School, Hanover.

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Maria-Luisa Förster

Assistant | Parental Leave