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News Apr. 04, 2023

African Scientists Create "Knowledge for Tomorrow"

The Volkswagen Foundation launched its research commitment in Africa 20 years ago. Now, the Foundation is inviting its fellows to Naivasha, Kenya, for a future-oriented dialogue.

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Story Mar. 16, 2023

Supporting Science in Sub-Saharan Africa: Saving people and sounds from being forgotten

Lizabé Lambrechts researches South African popular music from the apartheid era 

Funding offer May. 24, 2023

"Earth System Sciences" - funding offer and online networking event

Universities in Germany with a geoscience focus can apply for one to two junior tenure-track professorships. Deadline is Nov. 15, 2023. An online networking event on the research field is scheduled for June 21, 2023.

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Story Mar. 14, 2023

Behavioral Biology - The Secret of the Seals

Marine mammals are fascinating creatures. Their visual system in particular, and how it contributes to underwater orientation, for example, is still a mystery. Frederike Hanke from the University of Rostock wants to change that.

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Interview Mar. 09, 2023

Supporting Science in Sub-Saharan Africa: Knowledge for Tomorrow with Multiplier Effect

The Foundation supported research in sub-Saharan Africa through the funding of fellowships and cooperation projects. In this interview, two of the German coordinators describe their experiences. 

Funding offer Feb. 27, 2023

New call: Thematic week "Human rights"

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

Illustration with text "Ist das Fair?" (Is it fair?)
Story Feb. 21, 2023

Is it fair? Algorithms and asylum seekers

Europe is experimenting with the application of automated decision-making to manage asylum and migration processes. Researchers in an international project are investigating whether and how the use of algorithms is able to contribute to fairness.

Funding offer Feb. 09, 2023

New funding offer: Circularity with recycled and biogenic resources

The funding line ‘Collaborative projects’ of this initiative is primarily targeted at the natural sciences and engineering. Deadline for application is March 1, 2024. 

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Funding offer Feb. 08, 2023

Future agenda for science funding in Lower Saxony presented

The title of the new program for the promotion of research and education in Lower Saxony is "zukunft.niedersachsen". Thanks to additional funding of 580 million euros, three future fields are to be massively developed in order to make Lower Saxony visible as a research  location, also internationally.