several wooden cubes with symbols, including a light bulb and a doctor's hat, a cube with the inscription "Fördermittel" (funding)
Interview Jul. 03, 2023

Incentive bonus of 10,000 euros for reviewers

Until June 30, 2024, researchers who participate in peer reviews for the Volkswagen Foundation can receive 10,000 euros in additional funding. Henrike Hartmann and Selahattin Danisman explain the unusual experiment.

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Event Jun. 21, 2023

Beyond the deep blue sea - Die Meere im Klimawandel

Der Klimawandel setzt auch den Weltmeeren arg zu – mit absehbaren Schäden für alles Leben auf dem Planeten. Trotzdem, so scheint es, wird die Bedeutung der Meere für den Klimahaushalt völlig unterschätzt. Warum? Darüber diskutieren Expert:innen am 22. November 2023 in Hannover. 

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News Jun. 20, 2023

Support for Ukraine: Preparing for peacetime

Following its initial emergency assistance for Ukrainian researchers who have sought refuge in Germany, the Volkswagen Foundation is now offering support to those who remained in their home country – or want to return there – with two new projects.

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Interview Jun. 01, 2023

Does Alzheimer's research need to change course?

There is still no cure in sight for Alzheimer's disease. According to Christian Behl, this is partly because research has been following a single lead for the past 30 years – and ignoring others in the process. The biochemist explained his criticism of Alzheimer's research in a conversation with Catherine Newmark that took place in Hanover on 9 June 2023.

Funding offer May. 27, 2023

Thematic week: Human rights in times of multiple challenges – perspectives from science and society (completed)

Apply now with your symposium: Our thematic week "Human rights in times of multiple challenges - perspectives from science and society" will take place from November 6 to 8, 2023 at the conference center Schloss Herrenhausen in Hannover. Deadline was May 04, 2023

Funding offer May. 08, 2023

Researching Research: Summer Schools & Workshops

Funding is provided for workshops and summer schools which offer opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers acquire additional expertise, methodological skills, and knowledge about ways of working that are crucial for further development of the research field. Deadline: January 15, 2024