Funding offer Jan. 22, 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.

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News Jan. 15, 2024

Many thanks to our supporters!

The work of the Volkswagen Foundation would not be possible without the help of researchers from all over the world. They support us, for example, in generating ideas, developing new funding programs and, last but not least, in reviewing funding applications.

Funding offer Jan. 03, 2024

Pioneer Projects – Impetus for the German Research System

The Volkswagen Foundation wants to offer experimental spaces for fundamental innovations and significant improvements in all areas of the (German) research system. To this end, the Foundation will fund promising ideas for pioneer projects from the academic community.

Funding offer Dec. 19, 2023

Themed week on water between extremes

Apply now with your symposium: Our themed week on water between the extremes will take place from October 9 to 11, 2024 in Hannover. Deadline for application is March 12, 2024

Funding offer Dec. 18, 2023

Perspectives on Wealth: The (Re-)Production of Wealth

The Volkswagen Foundation aims to initiate a shift of perspective from poverty research to facets surrounding the phenomenon of wealth. This current call for applications focuses on “repercussions of wealth” in a global perspective. Online Q&A on March 01, 2024, deadline for applications: May 8, 2024

Funding offer Dec. 13, 2023

New funding offer: "Change! Fellowships and Research Groups"

With the new funding program, the Volkswagen Foundation supports scientists who conduct research on transformation processes and, with the help of their network, put their knowledge into practice. Deadlines: March 28 (fellows) and April 24, 2024 (research groups)