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Welcome to Andrea von Braun Stiftung

Our focus is the dismantling of barriers between disciplines. We support interdisciplinary cooperation und mutual fertilization among different areas of knowledge and expertise with due consideration of our current Area of Emphasis including the practical implementation of projects. Our by-laws require that the recipients of our support are actively involved in bridging the gap between disciplines. All projects must therefore touch upon at least two disciplines that should be as alien to each other as possible. Our aim is to encourage completely different areas of knowledge to become actively entangled.

In the interest of a certain level of alignment and orientation among projects, the Andrea von Braun Foundation announces a new general Area of Emphasis on a yearly basis. This Area is broadly defined to allow for multiple approaches and view points. All projects that we support need to be interdisciplinary as described above and significantly touch upon the AoE. Up to and until Sept. 30, 2019 only projects that include the current Area of Emphasis will be accepted.

The Area of Emphasis for 2018/19 is Limited Natural Resources.

On Oct. 1, 2019 a new Area of Emphasis will become valid. Its subject will be announced in the summer of 2019 on this website.

The current Area of Emphasis (Limited Natural Resources) should be understood broadly and with due consideration of its relationships to, and with, completely different areas of knowledge. Of interest are thus not only ecological issues, but all areas of human activities that involve the limitation of natural resources in some way. This can involve, e.g. the self-cleaning capacity of the oceans,  financial infrastructures, educational capacities, the judiciary or the protection of bee colonies to the extent that these will touch upon natural resource issues.

Foundation Profile

Projects

| Studie und Publikation

Klangstein-Jahr – Vom Stein zum Klang zum Menschen

Prof. Jörn H. Kruhl und Prof. Klaus Feßmann

Im Rahmen von Untersuchungen in den Bereichen Musik, Kulturgeschichte, Medizin, Geologie, Materialbearbeitung und Ästhetik erfasste das Projekt Effekte der Klangsteinmusik in verschiedenen Bereichen menschlichen Lebens und stellte die physikalischen Eigenschaften von Klangsteinen dar. Als Schwerpunktthemen ergaben sich Klangsteinspielen‚ Mikrogefüge und Klang,...

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Publications

Briefe zur Interdisziplinarität seit 2008

Herausgeber Andrea von Braun Stiftung

01/Juni 2008 – Schwerpunkt Einzelkämpfer

02/Dezember 2008 – Schwerpunkt Musik

03/Mai 2009 – Schwerpunkt Medizin

04/November 2009 – Schwerpunkt Kunst

05/Juni 2010 – Schwerpunkt Zeit

06/November...

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Submission deadline

Every year there are two rounds of applications. Our Board of Trustees convenes to decide all pending applications. These meetings are twice yearly in May/June and November/December. Submission deadlines precede these by about 10 weeks. Exact dates are announced well in advance here.

All applications reaching us now will be decided at the next meeting of our Board in May/June 2019 at the latest. The application deadline for that meeting is March 14, 2019, 11:59 pm. 

Please note: We reserve the right to move this date forward without advance notice if the number of applications should overtax our capacities. We therefore recommend not waiting for the last minute to transfer documents. For reasons of fairness there can be no extension of deadlines.

Support

All information regarding our support policies, requirements, our expectations and decision procedures can be found under the "Support" menu.

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Contact

Andrea von Braun Stiftung
Mauerkircherstr. 12
D-81679 München
Tel. +49 (0)89 98109969
Fax +49 (0)89 9827185
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