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 Jul. 11, 2022

Additional Funding for Science Communication

Grantees currently receiving funding from the Volkswagen Foundation can receive additional support forprojects aimed at communicating science. Deadline: January 11, 2023

Funding offer Jul. 06, 2022

Perspectives on Wealth: The (Re-)Production of Wealth

With the funding initiative 'Perspectives on Wealth', the Volkswagen Foundation aims to initiate a shift of perspective from poverty research to facets surrounding the phenomenon of wealth. A new call is planned for spring 2023.

Magazincover "Impulse" 2022
Publication of the Foundation Jun. 28, 2022

Impulse Ausgabe 2022 (in German): "Was soll ich? Was darf ich?"

Farbverlauf von hellgrün zu hellblau
Publication of the Foundation Jun. 21, 2022

Status 2021 - The Volkswagen Foundation in figures

In 2021, the Volkswagen Foundation approved EUR 238.8 million for scientific projects. The foundation's assets are at EUR 3.98 billion. The most important figures, data and facts from our 2021 annual report.

Publication of the Foundation Jun. 20, 2022

Annual Report: Status 2021

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Publication of the Foundation Jun. 17, 2022

Board of Trustees: Rules of Procedure