Symposia and Summerschools

Submit your application here!

Electronic Application System.

Submit your application here!

Electronic Application System.

Coordination

Coordination

The funding initiative „Symposia and Summer Schools“ is currently being altered. Applications for symposia within the present initiative framework can be made until August 1, 2012. We will inform you shortly about the new application requirements on this website.

The Foundation set up this initiative to fund symposia, workshops and small conferences aimed at providing impetus for the study of new research questions and for developing cutting-edge research areas, or which hold promise of opening up innovative research perspectives by uniting various disciplines and approaches.

Funding is also provided for summer schools, which transmit knowledge important for the further development of a particular research area to young academics and enable them to develop contacts beyond national borders and individual disciplines.

Detailed information on the initiative and on the submission of applications can be found in the Information for Applicants. Applications are submitted via the electronic application system.

If you are planning a summer school or an innovative and interdisciplinary symposium as described above, you may submit an application at any time – following the specifications in the Application Form. In order to check in advance whether your event complies with the criteria of the funding initiative, the respective contact persons (according to their subject areas) are prepared to assist you by e-mail or telephone. The Foundation strives to reach a decision within 4 months after receipt of the complete application.

NB: Symposia and summer schools, whose subject relates to one of the other funding initiatives of the Volkswagen Foundation, may also be funded within the framework of the respective initiative.

The funding initiative „Symposia and Summer Schools“ is currently being altered. Applications for symposia within the present initiative framework can be made until August 1, 2012. We will inform you shortly about the new application requirements on this website.

The Foundation set up this initiative to fund symposia, workshops and small conferences aimed at providing impetus for the study of new research questions and for developing cutting-edge research areas, or which hold promise of opening up innovative research perspectives by uniting various disciplines and approaches.

Funding is also provided for summer schools, which transmit knowledge important for the further development of a particular research area to young academics and enable them to develop contacts beyond national borders and individual disciplines.

Detailed information on the initiative and on the submission of applications can be found in the Information for Applicants. Applications are submitted via the electronic application system.

If you are planning a summer school or an innovative and interdisciplinary symposium as described above, you may submit an application at any time – following the specifications in the Application Form. In order to check in advance whether your event complies with the criteria of the funding initiative, the respective contact persons (according to their subject areas) are prepared to assist you by e-mail or telephone. The Foundation strives to reach a decision within 4 months after receipt of the complete application.

NB: Symposia and summer schools, whose subject relates to one of the other funding initiatives of the Volkswagen Foundation, may also be funded within the framework of the respective initiative.