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In brief Apr. 30, 2024

Solar technology: From Hamelin to the world

Physicist Bianca Lim is responsible for strategic planning at the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin, keeping research "at the cutting edge". She wants to help bring the production of solar modules back to Germany.

Funding offer Apr. 29, 2024

Pioneering Research – Exploring the Unknown Unknown

With the program "Pioneering Research – Exploring the Unknown Unknown", the Foundation supports groundbreaking and risky research ideas with high scientific relevance. Deadline for applications is Sept. 3, 2024.

Funding offer Apr. 22, 2024

Additional Funding for Science Communication

Current grantees of the Volkswagen Foundation can apply for additional support for innovative projects aimed at communicating science. Deadline for application is August 27, 2024, deadline for workshop registration is May 23, 2024.

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Interview Apr. 18, 2024

Wanted: scientific frontrunners for "Pioneering Research - Exploring the Unknown Unknown"

The new call for proposals for "Pioneering Research - Exploring the Unknown Unknown" offers higher funding amounts and longer funding periods. Pavel Dutow and Theresa Greupner explain what has changed and who can apply. Application deadline for the program is Sept. 3, 2024.

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News Mar. 21, 2024

Call open: Women´s Impact Award

Together with Falling Walls Female Science Talents and other partners, we announce this year’s Women’s Impact Award, which is part of the Falling Walls Global Call, open until 1 May 2024.

Funding offer Mar. 12, 2024

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