Funding offer Jan. 25, 2024

New call: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Mobility and Global Health

With this joint call, the Novo Nordisk Foundation (Denmark), Wellcome (UK) and the Volkswagen Foundation are funding multi-perspective research into the interactions between mobility and health. Deadline for pilot projects: March 25, 2024. Online Q&A on Feb. 15., 2024, 9 to 10 AM CET and 4 to 5 PM CET

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In brief 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.

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Story Dec. 05, 2023

Happy ending or apocalypse?

Narratives can either drive or discourage people. Transformation researcher Karoline Augenstein is convinced of this. She wants to find out how narratives of the future can impact on the way it is shaped.

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

Funding offer Feb. 21, 2024

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

Demonstrators in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin can be seen as well as a poster with the inscription "Defensive Democracy Now".
News Feb. 12, 2024

Defend academic freedom!

In the following statement, the Volkswagen Foundation reaffirms its commitment to the protection of democracy and academic freedom.

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Interview 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 Feb. 07, 2024

zukunft.niedersachsen: Research Cooperation Lower Saxony – Israel

Funding is provided for scientifically outstanding projects from the humanities and social sciences conducted jointly by researchers from Israel and Lower Saxony. Deadline: May 31, 2024

Funding offer Feb. 01, 2024

Open Up – New Research Spaces for the Humanities and Cultural Studies

The funding initiative 'Open Up – New Research Spaces for the Humanities and Cultural Studies' aims at exploring new research spaces in the humanities and cultural sciences. Deadline: April 9, 2024