viele hochgestreckte Daumen vor einer dunklen Schiefertafel
News Jun. 19, 2024

Positive feedback for distributed peer review

The Volkswagen Foundation's "Distributed Peer Review" experiment is well received by applicants, as a survey by the Research on Research Institute (RoRI) shows.

A concrete-like wall can be seen, from which thin, interwoven strips of wood protrude at the top.
Story May. 29, 2024

Mushrooms instead of concrete: innovative biomaterials enable sustainable construction

When we talk about cutting CO2, we usually think of green electricity or transforming transport. However, a less obvious area – the building sector – offers huge potential for savings. A Kassel University researcher wants to combine biomaterials with digital manufacturing technologies and make them available for architecture.

Funding offer Jun. 18, 2024

Theme Week '(Tackling) Loneliness'

Apply now with your symposium: The aim of the (Tackling) Loneliness theme week is to explore loneliness and social isolation from a holistic, interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective and to propose solutions for more togetherness. Deadline: October 29, 2024

Funding offer Jun. 03, 2024

Democracies under Change: call for transdisciplinary taskforces

The call addresses task forces in which researchers from the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences work with partners from (civil) society on a clearly defined issue relating to acute challenges to democracy in Germany or at EU level. Deadline: October 29, 2024

viele hochgestreckte Daumen vor einer dunklen Schiefertafel
News Jun. 19, 2024

Positive feedback for distributed peer review

The Volkswagen Foundation's "Distributed Peer Review" experiment is well received by applicants, as a survey by the Research on Research Institute (RoRI) shows.

Funding offer Jun. 18, 2024

Theme Week '(Tackling) Loneliness'

Apply now with your symposium: The aim of the (Tackling) Loneliness theme week is to explore loneliness and social isolation from a holistic, interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective and to propose solutions for more togetherness. Deadline: October 29, 2024

Funding offer Jun. 03, 2024

Democracies under Change: call for transdisciplinary taskforces

The call addresses task forces in which researchers from the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences work with partners from (civil) society on a clearly defined issue relating to acute challenges to democracy in Germany or at EU level. Deadline: October 29, 2024

Lottery drum on a blue background
News May. 30, 2024

Everyone is equal in the lottery drum

Reaching funding decisions by drawing lots? Although that might sound a little dubious, it is not. This is proven by a scientifically monitored experiment carried out by the Volkswagen Foundation, which concludes that a partially randomized selection procedure following the scientific reviews brings more diversity into the pool of grantees. The researchers asked by the Foundation to monitor the procedure arrive at some interesting insights in their overall assessment.

A concrete-like wall can be seen, from which thin, interwoven strips of wood protrude at the top.
Story May. 29, 2024

Mushrooms instead of concrete: innovative biomaterials enable sustainable construction

When we talk about cutting CO2, we usually think of green electricity or transforming transport. However, a less obvious area – the building sector – offers huge potential for savings. A Kassel University researcher wants to combine biomaterials with digital manufacturing technologies and make them available for architecture.

Funding offer May. 27, 2024

Researching research: New call for collaborative projects

'Political influences on epistemic practice' is the topic of the new call for proposals within the funding initiative "Researching Research: Collaborative Research Projects". Deadline for applications: October 30, 2024