Funding offer Dec. 20, 2022

Circularity with recycled and biogenic resources

The funding line ‘Collaborative projects’ of this initiative is primarily targeted at the natural sciences and engineering.  We offer a Q&A-session (online) on Jan. 24, 2023. Deadline for application is March 1, 2023. 

Mann mit Globus
News Dec. 19, 2022

Earth system science as a new leading concept for the geosciences

At a Leopoldina symposium held on December 19, 2022, the Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation Dr. Georg Schütte presented a new funding initiative. Fifty years after publication of the "Limits to Growth" report, the foundation creates a renewed geo-scientific focus on the Earth system as a whole. 

Scoping Workshops
Funding offer Dec. 08, 2022

Scoping Workshops

This is about the future of your research area: What is the current status? What prospects are there for further development - and how can they be realised? With the "Scoping Workshops" the foundation offers space for discussion and intensive exchange. Apply now with your concept, deadline: June 8, 2023.

Funding offer Dec. 27, 2022

"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. Deadline for proposals: April 27, 2023

Funding offer Dec. 22, 2022

Open Up – New Research Spaces for the Humanities and Cultural Studies

The funding initiative 'Open Up – New Research Spaces for the Humanities and Cultural Studies' aims at exploring new research spaces in the humanities and cultural sciences. Deadline: March 13

Funding offer Dec. 15, 2022

New call: "Researching Research: Collaborative Research Projects"

"Systems of Assessment and Evaluation in Science" is the topic of the first call for proposals within the funding initiative "Researching Research: Collaborative Research Projects". Deadline for applications: February 15, 2023

Funding offer Nov. 03, 2022

Researching Research: Summer Schools & Workshops

Funding is provided for workshops and summer schools which offer opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers acquire additional expertise, methodological skills, and knowledge about ways of working that are crucial for further development of the research field. Deadline: May 3, 2023

Funding offer Oct. 19, 2022

Pioneer Projects – Impetus for the German Research System

The Volkswagen Foundation wants to offer experimental spaces for fundamental innovations and significant improvements in all areas of the (German) research system. To this end, the Foundation will fund promising ideas for pioneer projects from the academic community. Deadline: March 31, 2023

Funding offer Sep. 01, 2022

zukunft.niedersachsen: Research Cooperation Lower Saxony – Israel

Funding is provided for scientifically outstanding projects conducted jointly by researchers from Israel and Lower Saxony. Deadline: March 1, 2023