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Pioneer Projects – Impetus for the German Research System


The Pioneer Projects – Impetus for the German Research System are funded by the Volkswagen Foundation to innovate the research system in Germany. The Foundation welcomes projects from academics and university administrators that would lead to meaningful structural change of the German academic system, so that:

  • the system becomes more innovative;
  • competition and cooperation are balanced in the system; 
  • the system becomes more resilient and adaptable to current developments. 

Funding of up to 500,000 EUR over 3 years are available. The next applications close on October 31, 2023.

Full application due:
October 31, 2023

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