Additional Funding and Training Opportunities

For grant recipients, the Volkswagen Foundation offers additional funding and training opportunities, depending on the funding initiative and on individual circumstances.

The Volkswagen Foundation supports research projects from all disciplines whose findings not only contribute directly to overcoming the crisis, but can also provide impetus for overcoming major societal challenges in the medium to long term. Grant recipients of projects currently funded by the Foundation can – in addition to the grants already made – extend their respective projects by an additional module that addresses these challenges. 

Researchers who are or were funded by the Volkswagen Foundation have the opportunity to apply for additional funds to integrate refugee scholars into their research context.

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.

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 provides exklusive seminars for grantees (in German, only).

This workshop series of the ZWM Speyer (Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement e.V.) addresses scientific junior executives (postdocs, junior professors, recently appointed professors, etc.), which are funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.