Europe and Global Challenges

This funding initiative encourages European and international researchers to work together on important global issues. This call's focus is health and environmental challenges.

This scheme is jointly funded by the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, the Volkswagen Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.

Scheme at a glance

Level of funding:

From €500,000 to €900,000

Duration of funding:

Up to four years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply

Funding partners


Contact us

If you have a query, please contact Dr Wolfgang Levermann (Program Director) at the Volkswagen Foundation:

Key dates

  • Deadline for pre-proposals

    1 September 2016

  • Decisions on shortlisted pre-proposals


  • Deadline for full proposals

    27 January 2017

  • Interviews with shortlisted research groups in Stockholm

    2–3 March 2017

  • Grant decisions

    End of March 2017