For Applicants

All initiatives and calls at a glance.

Unfortunately, we can not fund everything. Save both yourself and us a great deal of work by observing our exclusion criteria.

Answers to common questions concerning the application process.

What you will need to know if you want to apply for funding from outside of Germany. 

Our Project-Persons-Search informs on research projects and researchers who received funds by the Volkswagen Foundation (since 2004).

Here you can compile your application, countercheck with co-applicants, and submit it electronically. Furthermore, you can submit your interim and final report.

With the objective of a better work-life balance for researchers with children, the Volkswagen Foundation offers additional funding opportunities in its initiatives supporting individual persons (e.g. fellowships).

The Volkswagen Foundation offers funding for measures to improve science communication and knowledge transfer. The offer aims at new applicants as well as researchers who currently receive funding from the foundation.