Funding offer Nov. 21, 2023

"Momentum" initiative provides funding for recently tenured professors

The Volkswagen Foundation supports professors three to five years after taking up their first tenured professorship at a university in Germany.  Next deadline for application is April 24, 2024. Questions? Visit our online Q&A on Feb. 08, 2024 (in English).

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News Nov. 15, 2023

Ukraine aid: "A project for the post-war future"

The Volkswagen Foundation is funding the virtual Ukraine Institute for Advanced Study with almost one million euros. The opening and the first conference have now taken place in Berlin.

Funding offer Nov. 02, 2023

Apply now: Scoping Workshops

This is about the future of your research area: What is the current status? What prospects are there for further development - and how can they be realised? With the "Scoping Workshops" the foundation offers space for discussion and intensive exchange. Apply now, deadline: October 29, 2024

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Story Sep. 11, 2023

New climate models for reliable future scenarios

Climate researcher Niklas Boers works on optimizing climate models with the aim to improve predictions about extreme weather events and potential tipping points in the Earth system – out of a deep sense of responsibility for future generations.

Funding offer Aug. 29, 2023

"Earth System Sciences" - funding offer and online Q&A

Universities in Germany with a geoscience focus can apply for one to two junior tenure-track professorships. Deadline is Nov. 15, 2023. 

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Publication of the Foundation Aug. 28, 2023

Profile - the Volkswagen Foundation in brief