General Information on Application Procedures

For more specific information on funding in individual subject areas, please contact the member of staff responsible for the respective subject.

How do I apply? Are institutions located abroad eligible for funding? What does the Foundation require of recipients during the funding period? Please see our FAQs for more information on these and other topics concerning your application.

The Volkswagen Foundation facilitates the combination of career and family in several funding initiatives supporting young researchers.

Please note the Foundation’s exclusion criteria for funding. For example, the Foundation does not allocate funds for individual scholarships, i.e. general undergraduate or postgraduate studies! Junior scholars and scientists can only receive support within the frame of the Foundation’s funding initiatives. Please consult the Foundation’s exclusion criteria for a complete overview: