Funding for Refugee Scholars and Scientists


With a funding programme the Volkswagen Foundation contributes to the integration of refugee scholars and academics in research and society and helps them to carry on their academic career in Germany.


Within the scope of a fellowship program, researchers who are currently or were funded during the last 10 years by the Foundation have the possibility to integrate refugee scholars into their research context for up to two years.

Furthermore, grant recipients of projects currently funded by the Foundation can apply for up to EUR 200,000 – in addition to the grants already made – to integrate refugee scholars and scientists into their research projects for up to three years.

Please contact the Volkswagenstiftung for further information.