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. Anja Fließ
Program Director
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Additional information

Program Director in the funding team  "Persons and Structures", has been in charge of various initiatives in medicine and the natural and engineering sciences, as well as the program for junior research groups, forerunner to the Lichtenberg Professorships.

Background: Studied Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University and Medical School, Hannover, doctoral thesis on Molecular Biology; later worked as a research assistant at the Medical School, Hanover.

Subject areas:
 Biochemistry / Biophysics  

Funding initiatives:
 Lichtenberg Professorships