The Opus Magnum is a funding mechanism provided by the Volkswagen Foundation to support established scholars in the arts, cultural studies, and social sciences to write a larger scholarly treatise. Applicants must have a permanent position as a professor at a German university. The funding may also be used for training programs for substitute professors. The grant provides 180,000 EUR for 18 months. This is an annual funding program. Online consultation prior to application is possible on November 28 and December 1, 2022. Applications close on February 01, 2023.