In the context of its Open Science Policy, the Volkswagen Foundation supports Open Data. The foundation provides its grantees with additional funding for the preparation of research data for data reuse and for making generated data available as Open Data. Apply anytime.
Deadline May 2, 2022: The foundation supports workshops and summer schools that aim to reflect, combine, and experiment with the various methodological approaches or theoretical challenges in the area of research on research.
Neuroscientist Sarah McCann wants to improve the quality of biomedical research and make it more reproducible. The Volkswagen Foundation is funding her research as a pioneering project in the new profile area "Understanding Research – Evaluation and Science Practice".
"Law between Normativity and Reality" is the first call for proposals within the new funding framework "NEXT", with which the Foundation aims to address topics and research approaches that, on the one hand, exhibit a high degree of knowledge potential and future relevance, but, on the other hand, are currently not or not sufficiently pursued. Deadline: July 5, 2022
Freigeist Fellow Matthias Beyer and his team are introducing young scientists to their everyday research in Costa Rica with a multifaceted video project.
With this funding initiative, the Volkswagen Foundation aims to initiate a shift of perspective from poverty research to facets surrounding the phenomenon of wealth. In the first call '(Re-)Production of Wealth', the focus is on the genesis of wealth. First deadlines: May 25 and July 5, 2022
With its "Artificial Intelligence" funding initiative, the Volkswagen Foundation is strengthening interdisciplinary and transnational research into the responsible further development of artificial intelligence (AI) systems. It is now funding seven project consortia from the social and technical sciences with a total of 9.8 million euros in this context.
Freigeist Fellow Niklas Boers develops novel prediction models for the earth and climate system. In this interview, he explains what findings they are already delivering - and what should be concluded from them.
Program manager Dr. Pavel Dutow explains in an interview how the funding offer has been further developed and what to pay attention to when submitting an application.
Career planning has never been an easy matter for people working in research. Due to the pandemic, many are losing patience and optimism. How is the science system doing to counteract the impending brain drain?