Funding offer Mar. 27, 2023

Additional Funding for Science Communication: new workshops dates 

Grantees currently receiving funding from the Volkswagen Foundation can receive additional support for projects aimed at communicating science. The deadline for communication projects is Sept. 14, 2023. 

Funding offer Mar. 27, 2023

Opus Magnum

"Opus Magnum" offers outstanding professors from the humanities and social sciences the opportunity to write a larger scientific work, relieved by a teaching substitution. Deadline: February 1, 2024

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Story Mar. 16, 2023

Supporting Science in Sub-Saharan Africa: Saving people and sounds from being forgotten

Lizabé Lambrechts researches South African popular music from the apartheid era 

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Story Mar. 14, 2023

Behavioral Biology - The Secret of the Seals

Marine mammals are fascinating creatures. Their visual system in particular, and how it contributes to underwater orientation, for example, is still a mystery. Frederike Hanke from the University of Rostock wants to change that.

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Interview Mar. 09, 2023

Supporting Science in Sub-Saharan Africa: Knowledge for Tomorrow with Multiplier Effect

The Foundation supported research in sub-Saharan Africa through the funding of fellowships and cooperation projects. In this interview, two of the German coordinators describe their experiences. 

Illustration with text "Ist das Fair?" (Is it fair?)
Story Feb. 21, 2023

Is it fair? Algorithms and asylum seekers

Europe is experimenting with the application of automated decision-making to manage asylum and migration processes. Researchers in an international project are investigating whether and how the use of algorithms is able to contribute to fairness.