Bärbel Rieckmann

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Niedersächsisches Vorab der VolkswagenStiftung

Niedersächsisches Vorab by the Volkswagen Foundation

Part of the funding annually available from the Volkswagen Foundation is initially given to the federal state of Lower Saxony. This funding does not normally address individual scientific projects, but sponsors among other things measures for structural improvement of universities, technical and personal amenities for the appointment of new professors, the support of negotiations on remaining in office, the definition of scientific priorities and the creation of centres of scientific excellence. Calls and selection procedures are accompanied by the Lower Saxony’s Scientific Commission (WKN) and the Volkswagen Foundation.

More information on calls and programmes can be found on the Volkswagen Foundation website:


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Information for Applicants
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Internal University Support and Advice
Please contact for individual advice on questions regarding funding and submission of proposals.

Do you need help with the application in the area of finance? Then please contact Division 2 - Finance.

(Changed: 2021-04-30)