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Researching Research – Summer schools and workshops (Volkswagen Foundation, apply by 15 January 2024)

2560px-Logo_Volkswagenstiftung.svgWithin the framework of “Researching Research”, the Volkswagen Foundation offers funding for workshops and summer schools that aim to reflect, combine, and experiment with the various methodological approaches or theoretical challenges in the area of research on research. Respective events are meant to introduce early career researchers from various disciplines to research on research and to enhance the participants’ skills and knowledge in this area. This funding scheme is designed to strengthen research on research as an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse research field and to build up and expand respective expertise, especially among early career researchers in Germany.

Funding offer

The program is aimed at post-doctoral researchers who are engaged in researching research. Funding is provided for workshops and summer schools in which doctoral and post-doctoral researchers are taught new knowledge, methodological skills and working methods relevant to the development of the research field. It is also possible to apply for up to three thematically consecutive events as one series of events.

Further information on the conditions of the call and on how to apply can be found under Information for Applicants (PDF).


This funding offer for summer schools and workshops is one of two initiatives that explicitly address science research in the field of action “Perspectives on Science”. Together with other structural or personal initiatives, they form the profile area “Knowledge about Knowledge”.