VOLKSWAGEN FOUNDATION (Volkswagen Stiftung): Grant programs


The Volkswagen Foundation focuses its funding activities on selected funding initiatives. By means of these initiatives, it endeavors to provide effective stimuli for research and to establish forward-looking topics. The funding initiatives are grouped into the areas: "Persons and Structures", "International Focus" and "Challenges - for Academia and Society". Under the heading of "Off the Beaten Track", in special instances also those projects have a chance that cannot be classified among the existing initiatives, but which to an exceptional degree investigate forward-looking issues. "Communicating Science and Research" is a special funding offer to support researchers who want to communicate the tasks and results of their research or who want to foster the public understanding of science at large. Finally the heading "Niedersächsisches Vorab" relates to those parts of the funds that - according to the Foundation’s statutes - is earmarked to support research in Lower Saxony. Deadlines vary based on the specific grant.  Please check the website for specific deadline information.