As a private and independent organization, the Volkswagen Foundation awards funding to academic institutions in Germany and abroad – more than 253 million euros in 2019 alone. Last year, the Foundation received more than 2,000 applications. But how does the Foundation's funding procedure work? Who decides when and how to allocate funding? What should applicants bear in mind? All this is explained in a new explanatory video on the application procedure.

Another animated video explains how the Volkswagen Foundation came into being, where the capital for promoting science comes from and how the foundation works: "Volkswagen Foundation: Who we are, what we do".