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The call "Challenges and Potentials for Europe: Intergenerational Futures" is aimed at international research groups from the social sciences, cultural studies and humanities. Deadlines: Dec. 1, 2022 (summer schools) and Dec. 14, 2022 (internal research projects)

An international team comprising researchers from Bolivia, Brazil and Germany is breaking new ground with the help of indigenous communities in the Amazon.

"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; online FAQ session: November 2, 2022 

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).

"Law between Normativity and Reality" is the first call for proposals within the new funding framework "NEXT", with which the Foundation aims to address topics and research approaches that, on the one hand, exhibit a high degree of knowledge potential and future relevance, but, on the other hand, are currently not or not sufficiently pursued. Deadline: July 5, 2022

In 2021, the Volkswagen Foundation approved EUR 238.8 million for scientific projects. The most important figures, data and facts from our 2021 annual report.

The Munich Science Communication Lab is dedicated to the research topic "Planetary Health", which considers the health of both the planet and its human population.

Around 17 million euros for unusual, high-risk research projects: Thirteen scientists were able to convince in the assessment process and receive a Freigeist Fellowship, which offers them maximum freedom for their research.

In the following interview, Hanna Denecke, leader of the "Exploration" funding team, and Tobias Schönwitz, funding officer for the NEXT program, explain how we are paving the way for new topics and research methods under the NEXT funding framework.