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Volkswagen Stiftung “Experiment!” Funding Call (deadline: Sep 15, 2020)

Take the first step – the funding initiative “Experiment!” of the Volkswagen Stiftung supports radically new and risky research ideas by funding 30-40 projects per year.

The expvolkswagenstiftungloration of exceptionally daring new ideas is not yet really a focal point of the research agenda in Germany, as far as facing challenges and radically transforming common wisdom are concerned. This often requires to establish counterintuitive hypotheses as well as unconventional methodologies or technologies, and to focus on entirely new research approaches. The Volkswagen Foundation’s funding initiative ‘Experiment!’ tries to pave the way for fundamentally new research topics even though the outcome may be contingent. A concept failure as well as unexpected findings are an acceptable result.

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