Herrenhausen Conferences – Ideas and Concepts

area of research: all disciplines
type of funding: conferences with 150 to 250 participants
up to 100.000 Euro
university professors or heads of non-university research institutions in Germany
prerequisites: interdisciplinary event on the major challenges facing society at the dawn of the 21st century; venue: Herrenhausen Palace conference centre, Hanover, Germany
reimbursement of additional costs for rental, catering and technical equipment

Currently no open call

Blick in das Tagungszentrum Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover (Foto: Eberhard Franke)
Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover (Foto: Eberhard Franke)

Scope of Funding

With the call "Herrenhausen Conferences - Ideas and Concepts" the Foundation invites scholars and scientist of all disciplines to submit outline proposals for future "Herrenhausen Conferences".

You want to present your research questions in front of a professional audience of between 150-250 participants? You intend to benefit from the scientific exchange with international experts? You are convinced of the professional relevance and the social significance of your topic? The Volkswagen Foundation grants up to 100,000 euros for the preparation and implementation of a "Herrenhausen Conference", incl. travel expenses. Additional costs (rental fee, catering, etc.) are reimbursed by the Foundation.

Current Call

Herrenhausen Conferences – Ideas and Concepts 2019/2020

Details of conditions and the application procedure can be found under Information for Applicants (pdf, in German). Applications must be filed electronically via the electronic application system.

In spring 2018, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees will decide on the conference topics. The implementation is carried out in close collaboration with the Foundation.