For more general information on the profile area, please contact Dr. Adelheid Wessler, who heads the funding team "Societal Transformations". 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".