Earth System Sciences (Germany)


The Earth System Sciences program from the Volkswagen Foundation supports junior professors in Germany working on a holistic understanding of the Earth to bring about solutions for global challenges such as climate change or damage to ecosystems due to overexploitation of natural resources. With this funding scheme, the Volkswagen Foundation aims to contribute to the establishment of Earth system science in research and teaching. The program will support 1-2 junior professors with tenure track at each University in Germany with a focus in geosciences. The program provides up to 1.5 million EUR for up to 6 years per junior professorship (up to 10% indirect costs).

Applications are due on November 15, 2023.

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