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)

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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.

Illustration of university life and business life side by side
Story Dec. 02, 2023

Professorship? Not necessarily...

Ines Drefs is fascinated by research – and most of all by the topic of media development assistance A new position at the interface of science and practice came just in time.

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Event Nov. 28, 2023

Merry Xmas, everyone! – Nachhaltig feiern und schenken

Hoher Energiebedarf, Abfalltonnen voller Geschenkpapier – für die Umwelt sind die Weihnachtstage ein Stresstest. Muss das so sein? Wie lässt sich nachhaltiger feiern und schenken? Diskutiert darüber mit uns in unserem interaktiven Format Herrenhausen Xchange am 28. November - diesmal in der Innenstadt: im "aufhof" Hannover. 

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.