Freigeist Fellow Matthias Beyer and his team are introducing young scientists to their everyday research in Costa Rica with a multifaceted video project.

The new Academic Freedom Index data is now available. The 2022 report shows that academic freedom has decreased substantially in many countries.

With this funding initiative, the Volkswagen Foundation aims to initiate a shift of perspective from poverty research to facets surrounding the phenomenon of wealth. In the first call '(Re-)Production of Wealth', the focus is on the genesis of wealth. First deadlines: May 25 and July 5, 2022

The Volkswagen Foundation supports a diversified virology and drug research at German universities and supports highly innovative research approaches with recognizable translational potential. Next Deadline: February 17, 2022.

There is less and less free space for scientifically controversial discussions. The Yehudit and Yehuda Elkana Fellowship Program wants to create this space for scientists.

With its "Artificial Intelligence" funding initiative, the Volkswagen Foundation is strengthening interdisciplinary and transnational research into the responsible further development of artificial intelligence (AI) systems. It is now funding seven project consortia from the social and technical sciences with a total of 9.8 million euros in this context.

Freigeist Fellow Niklas Boers develops novel prediction models for the earth and climate system. In this interview, he explains what findings they are already delivering - and what should be concluded from them.

Program manager Dr. Pavel Dutow explains in an interview how the funding offer has been further developed and what to pay attention to when submitting an application.

Career planning has never been an easy matter for people working in research. Due to the pandemic, many are losing patience and optimism. How is the science system doing to counteract the impending brain drain?