The Pioneering projects “Societal Transformations” from the Volkswagen Foundation support research that addresses diverse aspects of transformation processes. It encourages cross-border and multi-perspective approaches and aims to open up new ways of contributing toward shaping societal transformations. The project supports research teams with diverse expertise, including natural and life sciences, engineering sciences as well as humanities and social sciences, to develop research projects that produce transformational knowledge. Applicants must be PhD holders at German universities and research institutions. The grant provides up to 500,000 EUR over 5 years.
Applicants may apply at any time.