Pioneering research projects within the profile area "Exploration"
In addition to these funding opportunities, the Foundation is open to pioneering research projects that are in line with the objectives of the profile area. For information on this funding initiative, feel free to contact Dr. Pierre Schwidlinski.
For more general information on the profile area, please contact Dr. Hanna Denecke, who heads the funding team. For information on individual funding opportunities, please contact the responsible funding manager (see the respective initiative).
Background: The new funding strategy
In the early months of 2021, the Volkswagen Foundation began implementing a realignment of its funding strategy. Central to this strategy are the three profile areas "Exploration", "Social Transformations" and "Understanding Research – Evaluation and Science Practice". In the contexts of all three areas, new or further funding initiatives are being developed in an ongoing process. For more information on the strategy and the funding guidelines, see "The new funding strategy".