The Foundation Staff

At present some 100 people work directly for the Volkswagen Foundation – in the staff divisions of the Secretary General as well as in the Departments Funding, Investment Management and Finance and Administration.


Dr. Oliver Grewe
Program Director
T  +49 (0)511 8381-252
F  +49 (0)511 8381-4252
Additional information

Program Director in the funding team "Persons and Structures". Has been in charge of projects from the area of evolutionary biology and tropical medicine.

Background: Studies in Biology, Musicology, Communication Studies and Philosophy in Münster and Bologna. PhD in neurosciences and postdoc at the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine, Hanover. Since 2008, positions as scientific program manager at Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and Wissenschaftliche Kommission Niedersachsen.
Additionally Oliver Grewe has a profound interest in the area of business coaching for executives.

Subject areas:
 Health Science  
 Medicine - Clinical Medicine  

Funding initiatives:
 'Freigeist' Fellowships