Volkswagen Stiftung – The (Re-)Production of Wealth | Research Funding


Event details

Date 25.05.2022  
Category Call for proposal

With the funding initiative "Perspectives on Wealth", the Volkswagen Foundation aims to initiate a change of perspective involving a shift from poverty research to facets surrounding the phenomenon of wealth. The focus of this call for proposals is on the genesis of wealth. Against the background of past, present and projected future processes of societal transformation and the existing power and domination relations, the call aims to generate conceptual, methodological and empirical findings on the "(Re-)Production of Wealth".

Funding:       max. € 1.5M

Duration:      4 years

Eligibility: Funding is provided for closely interacting research teams with 3 to 5 partners each. In addition to a lead applicant from a German university or research institution, the participation of at least two partners currently based in LMICs (Low and Middle Income Countries, according to World Bank classification) is required. The lead applicants must be researchers from the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences at all career stages after their doctorate.

How to Apply: The two-stage application process begins with the submission of an outline on the foundation’s application portal. This five-page project outline will be reviewed by an international, interdisciplinary panel, after which selected applicants (up to fifteen) will be invited to submit full proposals.

Deadline:      25 May 2022

Further information

  • More information about the program is available here
  • The information guide for international applicants is available here
  • The application portal can be found here
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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