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VolkswagenStiftung http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de list VolkswagenStiftung http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/fileadmin/templates/gfx/vws-logo.gif en TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss European Foundations Unite to Tackle Global Challenges https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/european-foundations-unite-to-tackle-global-challenges-1/marginal/5382.html Three of Europe's biggest philanthropic foundations have joined together to award 5 million euros to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges of our time: Wellcome Trust, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Volkswagen Foundation have funded six research groups from across Europe to drive action through cross-border collaboration. Three of Europe's biggest philanthropic foundations have joined together to award 5 million euros to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges of our time: Wellcome Trust, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Volkswagen Foundation have funded six research groups from across Europe to drive action through cross-border collaboration. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:06:52 Funding for Refugee Scholars and Scientists https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/funding-for-refugee-scholars-and-scientists.html The Volkswagen Foundation supports researchers who are or were funded by the Foundation and who wish to integrate refugee scholars into their research context. The Volkswagen Foundation supports researchers who are or were funded by the Foundation and who wish to integrate refugee scholars into their research context. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:23:25 Conference Summary and Audio Recording: Society Through the Lens of the Digital https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/events/event-reports/berichte/documentation-herrenhausen-conference-society-through-the-lens-of-the-digital.html Experts discussed how the humanities and social sciences deal with the social challenges of digitization at the Herrenhausen Conference in Hanover which took place from May 31 till June 2, 2017. Experts discussed how the humanities and social sciences deal with the social challenges of digitization at the Herrenhausen Conference in Hanover which took place from May 31 till June 2, 2017. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:36:09 New Funding Offer: "Challenges for Europe" https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/challenges-for-europe.html The Volkswagen Foundation encourages research teams from the humanities and social sciences to develop research-based impulses for ideas and concepts aiming at Europe’s future viability. Deadline for application is October 16, 2017. The Volkswagen Foundation encourages research teams from the humanities and social sciences to develop research-based impulses for ideas and concepts aiming at Europe’s future viability. Deadline for application is October 16, 2017. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:44:00 Summary Report about Symposium on "Genome Editing" now Online https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/events/event-reports/berichte/documentation-herrenhausen-nature-symposium-genome-editing-for-gene-and-cell-therapy.html The summary report about the Nature Herrenhausen Symposium "Genome Editing for Gene and Cell Therapy" has now been published. The summary report about the Nature Herrenhausen Symposium "Genome Editing for Gene and Cell Therapy" has now been published. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:50:41 Now online: Summary Report Herrenhausen Symposium "Long End of the First World War" https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/events/event-reports/berichte/documentation-herrenhausen-symposium-the-long-end-of-the-first-world-war-ruptures-continuities-and-memories.html The Herrenhausen Symposium "The Long End of the First World War: Ruptures, Continuities and Memories" questioned the idea of a static and clearly defined "end" of the War. The Herrenhausen Symposium "The Long End of the First World War: Ruptures, Continuities and Memories" questioned the idea of a static and clearly defined "end" of the War. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:38:20 Global Challenges in Focus: European Foundations Generate Incentives for International Research https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/global-challenges-in-focus-european-foundations-generate-incentives-for-international-research/marginal/5310.html Climate, migration, global health – the funding initiative "Europe and Global Challenges" supported jointly by Volkswagen Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond grants a total amount of 5 million euro for cross-border interdisciplinary projects in the humanities and social sciences. Climate, migration, global health – the funding initiative "Europe and Global Challenges" supported jointly by Volkswagen Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond grants a total amount of 5 million euro for cross-border interdisciplinary projects in the humanities and social sciences. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:46:00 Postdoc Fellowships in the Humanities for research stay abroad in Germany or U.S./Canada https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/fellowships-humanities.html The fellowship program aims to strengthen transatlantic academic relations, especially in the field of the Humanities. In this funding initiative, the Volkswagen Foundation works closely with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York. Application deadlines: September 1 resp. 5, 2017. The fellowship program aims to strengthen transatlantic academic relations, especially in the field of the Humanities. In this funding initiative, the Volkswagen Foundation works closely with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York. Application deadlines: September 1 resp. 5, 2017. Wed, 31 May 2017 14:18:46 International Workshop: How does artificial intelligence influence our world of tomorrow? https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/events/calendar-of-events/details-of-events/news/detail/artikel/artificial-intelligence-and-its-impact-on-tomorrows-world/marginal/5263.html Apply now: The Volkswagen Foundation invites scientists from the engineering and social sciences to the int. workshop "Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Tomorrow's World" on October 4-7, 2017, in Einbeck. Application deadline is Mai 23, 2017. Apply now: The Volkswagen Foundation invites scientists from the engineering and social sciences to the int. workshop "Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Tomorrow's World" on October 4-7, 2017, in Einbeck. Application deadline is Mai 23, 2017. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:59:00 Study on blue tits: Smell first, and then beg https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/study-on-blue-tits-smell-first-and-then-beg/marginal/5283.html Nestling blue tits can discriminate between the smell of other nestlings and adapt their begging behaviour accordingly. This is the outcome of the latest study by Freigeist-Fellow Dr. Barbara Caspers and Dr. Peter Korsten from Bielefeld University. Nestling blue tits can discriminate between the smell of other nestlings and adapt their begging behaviour accordingly. This is the outcome of the latest study by Freigeist-Fellow Dr. Barbara Caspers and Dr. Peter Korsten from Bielefeld University. Mon, 15 May 2017 13:53:52 UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2017: Volkswagen Foundation Supports Junior Scientists https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-volkswagenstiftung-supports-unleash-innovation-lab-2017/marginal/5246.html Apply now: From August 13 to 21, 2017, the UNLEASH initiative brings together young talents from science, technology and business who are working on topics related to the SDGs of the United Nations. The Volkswagen Foundation is a partner of the initiative and supports young researchers who are funded by the Foundation. Apply now: From August 13 to 21, 2017, the UNLEASH initiative brings together young talents from science, technology and business who are working on topics related to the SDGs of the United Nations. The Volkswagen Foundation is a partner of the initiative and supports young researchers who are funded by the Foundation. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:17:00 A dwarf crocodile from the Harz mountains: Fossils suggest a new genus https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/a-dwarf-crocodile-from-the-harz-mountains-fossils-suggest-a-new-genus/marginal/5228.html Researchers from the Landesmuseum Hannover and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin have described a new genus and species among the ancestors of modern crocodiles. Knoetschkesuchus lived on an island in the Jurassic sea in the Harz foothills in Germany. Researchers from the Landesmuseum Hannover and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin have described a new genus and species among the ancestors of modern crocodiles. Knoetschkesuchus lived on an island in the Jurassic sea in the Harz foothills in Germany. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:09:00 A Network for Health – Ghanaian Scientist Talks with Merkel about Neglected Tropical Diseases https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/a-network-for-health-ghanaian-scientist-talks-with-merkel-about-neglected-tropical-diseases/marginal/5224.html Dr. John Amuasi, the first director of the African Research Network on Neglected Tropical Diseases, is attending the "International German Forum" today and talks to the Chancellor about his research and the challenges Africa faces in dealing with neglected tropical diseases. Dr. John Amuasi, the first director of the African Research Network on Neglected Tropical Diseases, is attending the "International German Forum" today and talks to the Chancellor about his research and the challenges Africa faces in dealing with neglected tropical diseases. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:46:31 The Challenges of Change - Keynote by Wilhelm Krull held at a Workshop of the European Research Council https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/news-press/publications/details-publications/news/detail/artikel/8-februar-2017-wilhelm-krull-erc-participatory-workshop-the-challenges-of-change/marginal/5211.html "The Challenges of Change and the Need for Establishing a High Trust Culture of Creativity. Some Reflections on Achieving More Breakthroughs in the 2020s" was the subject of a keynote speech held by Dr. Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation, at the ERC Participatory Workshop on February 8, 2017 in Bussels. "The Challenges of Change and the Need for Establishing a High Trust Culture of Creativity. Some Reflections on Achieving More Breakthroughs in the 2020s" was the subject of a keynote speech held by Dr. Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation, at the ERC Participatory Workshop on February 8, 2017 in Bussels. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:50:48 New call supports structured doctoral programs in Central Asia and South Caucasus https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/centralasia-caucasus.html The Volkswagen Foundation supports selected universities in Central Asia and South Caucasus, who want to establish and implement structured doctoral programs (graduate schools) in cooperation with German universities. The program is open for all disciplines. The Volkswagen Foundation supports selected universities in Central Asia and South Caucasus, who want to establish and implement structured doctoral programs (graduate schools) in cooperation with German universities. The program is open for all disciplines. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:19:00 Now online: Conference Summary "Religious Pluralisation - A Challenge for Modern Societies" https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/events/event-reports/berichte/documentation-herrenhausen-conference-religious-pluralisation-a-challenge-for-modern-societies.html Fotos, selected audio files and summary report on the Herrenhausen Conference in Hanover on October 4 to 6, 2016. Fotos, selected audio files and summary report on the Herrenhausen Conference in Hanover on October 4 to 6, 2016. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:55:02 New Options for the Humanities and Cultural Studies https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/original-isnt-it.html The Volkswagen Foundation promote the exploration of research ideas of groundbreaking originality. Deadline for applications is November 17, 2016. The Volkswagen Foundation promote the exploration of research ideas of groundbreaking originality. Deadline for applications is November 17, 2016. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:13:00 Hague Club Meeting in Hanover https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/hague-club-meeting-in-hanover/marginal/5116.html From 8th to 11th of September 2016, the heads of some of the largest foundations in Europe, the Hague Club, are convening in Hanover for their annual meeting. From 8th to 11th of September 2016, the heads of some of the largest foundations in Europe, the Hague Club, are convening in Hanover for their annual meeting. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:30:00 Innovative concrete and cement construction - support for young academics in Africa https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/news-press/news/news-details/news/detail/artikel/innovative-concrete-and-cement-construction-support-for-young-academics-in-africa/marginal/5087.html Young African researchers met with international experts in Accra, Ghana, at the second KEYS symposium to enhance their skills in the field of cement and concrete construction technology. Young African researchers met with international experts in Accra, Ghana, at the second KEYS symposium to enhance their skills in the field of cement and concrete construction technology. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:42:58 World-Counter-Revolutions: Documentation https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/events/event-reports/berichte/documentation-world-counter-revolutions-1917-1920-from-a-global-perspective.html The documentation of the symposium "World-Counter-Revolutions: 1917-1920 from a Global Perspective" is now available online. The documentation of the symposium "World-Counter-Revolutions: 1917-1920 from a Global Perspective" is now available online. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:56:03