[ Volkswagen Stiftung - Experiment! | Research Funding ]

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Date and time 10.07.2019  
Category Call for proposal

The Volkswagen Stiftung funding initiative Experiment! – In search of bold research ideas addresses researchers in science and engineering as well as in the life sciences (including immediately neighbouring disciplines in the behavioural sciences) who want to put a potentially transformative and risky research idea to the test. The initiative supports daring research projects, which drop out of regular funding schemes due to their early stage or unorthodoxy, disregarding a high project risk and the vagueness of a successful outcome. The choice of topics is free.
 
Who can apply:

  • The PI must be a postdoctoral researcher or a professor in Germany.
  • Swiss-based researchers can be involved as international partners. They must hold a doctorate degree, a habilitation or a professorship appointment.
 
Funding & Duration: Up to EUR 120'000 for up to 18 months.
  • Eligible costs: Salaries and project-related costs (incl. funding for international partners).
  • Does NOT cover overheads.
 
Deadlines: 10 July 2019 and 5 August 2020 at 11:59 pm
 
Application: A short 3-page sketch (template).
 
For more information and application, please have a look at the call webpage, guidelines and past selected projects.
 

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  • General public
  • Free

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