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Funding offer Apr. 18, 2024

Wanted: scientific frontrunners for "Pioneering Research - Exploring the Unknown Unknown"

The new call for proposals for "Pioneering Research - Exploring the Unknown Unknown" offers higher funding amounts and longer funding periods. Pavel Dutow and Theresa Greupner explain what has changed and who can apply. Application deadline for the program is Sept. 3, 2024.

Funding offer Mar. 04, 2024

Themed Week 'Digital Competences in Science'

Apply now with your symposium: With a themed week in December 2024, the Volkswagen Foundation would like to contribute to making ideas and initiatives on digital competences in science more visible and to promote interdisciplinary and supra-regional exchange. The themed week is primarily aimed at applicants from core facilities, science management, libraries, technical services and administration. Deadline: May 7, 2024

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News Mar. 21, 2024

Call open: Women´s Impact Award

Together with Falling Walls Female Science Talents and other partners, we announce this year’s Women’s Impact Award, which is part of the Falling Walls Global Call, open until 1 May 2024.

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Story Feb. 12, 2024

Volkswagen Foundation experiments with new peer review method

In the current call of the funding initiative "Open Up – New Research Spaces for the Humanities and Cultural Studies", the foundation is testing a new review process for the first time: "Distributed Peer Review". In this interview, Dr. Hanna Denecke, team leader in the "Exploration" profile area, explains the experiment.

Funding offer May. 24, 2024

New call: "Researching Research: Collaborative Research Projects"

"Systems of Assessment and Evaluation in Science" is the topic of the first call for proposals within the funding initiative "Researching Research: Collaborative Research Projects". Deadline for applications: February 15, 2023

Funding offer May. 15, 2024

Circularity in daily life – Communication contest

The communication contest 'Circularity in daily life' relates to sciences communication, eligible for funding are transdisciplinary projects by scientists in collaboration with practitioners.

Funding offer Apr. 29, 2024

Pioneering Research – Exploring the Unknown Unknown

With the program "Pioneering Research – Exploring the Unknown Unknown", the Foundation supports groundbreaking and risky research ideas with high scientific relevance. Deadline for applications is Sept. 3, 2024.

Funding offer Apr. 22, 2024

Additional Funding for Science Communication

Current grantees of the Volkswagen Foundation can apply for additional support for innovative projects aimed at communicating science. Deadline for application is August 27, 2024, deadline for workshop registration is May 23, 2024.

Illu with two portraits, a microphone in the background
Interview Apr. 18, 2024

Wanted: scientific frontrunners for "Pioneering Research - Exploring the Unknown Unknown"

The new call for proposals for "Pioneering Research - Exploring the Unknown Unknown" offers higher funding amounts and longer funding periods. Pavel Dutow and Theresa Greupner explain what has changed and who can apply. Application deadline for the program is Sept. 3, 2024.

Zwei Frauen auf einer Bühne
News Mar. 21, 2024

Call open: Women´s Impact Award

Together with Falling Walls Female Science Talents and other partners, we announce this year’s Women’s Impact Award, which is part of the Falling Walls Global Call, open until 1 May 2024.