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Integrative projects in the area of cultural studies and social sciences.

Deadline for submission of outlines: November 15, 2013

With this funding initiative the Volkswagen Foundation focuses on complex research questions which have the quality, significance and relevance of a "key issue for research and society". Increasingly, a successful analysis of such topics requires - as in cultural studies and social sciences - a close cooperation between several researchers with different expertise. However, the Volkswagen Foundation does not dictate the key topics. On the contrary, the call is for the resourcefulness and creativity of the scholars to track down corresponding problem areas and questions. A requirement for applying is that the project is primarily located in the humanities, cultural studies or social sciences. However, co-applicants from life and natural sciences or engineering disciplines are also welcome.

Please note: in German-international team projects, the German research institute should take the lead concerning the overall project responsibility.

 

Key Results from the Humanities

The Volkswagen Foundation currently supports nearly 30 projects within the initiative "Key Issues in the Humanities." The topics range from the new image of man via border issues of life to the social and cultural impact of the digital revolution. In "Key Results from the Humanities", you will find an overview with the latest scientific results as well as links to people and publications.

Integrative projects in the area of cultural studies and social sciences.

Deadline for submission of outlines: November 15, 2013

With this funding initiative the Volkswagen Foundation focuses on complex research questions which have the quality, significance and relevance of a "key issue for research and society". Increasingly, a successful analysis of such topics requires - as in cultural studies and social sciences - a close cooperation between several researchers with different expertise. However, the Volkswagen Foundation does not dictate the key topics. On the contrary, the call is for the resourcefulness and creativity of the scholars to track down corresponding problem areas and questions. A requirement for applying is that the project is primarily located in the humanities, cultural studies or social sciences. However, co-applicants from life and natural sciences or engineering disciplines are also welcome.

Please note: in German-international team projects, the German research institute should take the lead concerning the overall project responsibility.

 

Key Results from the Humanities

The Volkswagen Foundation currently supports nearly 30 projects within the initiative "Key Issues in the Humanities." The topics range from the new image of man via border issues of life to the social and cultural impact of the digital revolution. In "Key Results from the Humanities", you will find an overview with the latest scientific results as well as links to people and publications.