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 Aug. 26, 2022

Lichtenberg Endowed Professorships

With the "Lichtenberg Endowed Professorships", the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft and the Volkswagen Foundation seek to establish a new endowment funding instrument for universities in Germany. Apply anytime

Funding offer Aug. 23, 2022

Pioneering Research – Exploring the Unknown Unknown

With the program "Pioneering Research – Exploring the Unknown Unknown", the Foundation supports groundbreaking and risky research ideas with high scientific relevance. Apply anytime

Funding offer Aug. 16, 2022

Pioneering projects "Societal Transformations"

The funding offer is aimed at scientists from all disciplines who develop research projects that result in transformation knowledge. Apply anytime

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Story Aug. 09, 2022

The challenge of dealing with colonial exhibits

Provenance research contributes towards a new understanding of collecting, researching, preserving, and presenting ethnographic objects. 

Funding offer Aug. 01, 2022

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, 2023

Rhine Ruhr Center
Story Jul. 12, 2022

Exploring science communication: The RRC

Disinformation, media fragmentation, instrumentalization of science – how can the facticity crisis be countered? One of the central research questions at the Rhine Ruhr Center for Science Communication Research (RRC).