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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, 2020 only projects that include the current Area of Emphasis will be accepted.

The Area of Emphasis for 2019/20 is Economics of Sustainability.

In recent years megatrends like climate change, loss of biodiversity, migratory pressures and ecological stress have led to a massive change in values, priorities and measures. The underlying question is  how we can maintain a planet that is both inhabitable and peaceful on a long-term basis. It is hard to imagine a broader interdisciplinary issue. In many respects the underlying questions can not be resolved withough including economic considerations at all levels ranging from national and international monetary and fiscal policies, through all sectors of the economy, the economics and financials of firms and industry all the way to behaviourial options in the private and non-profit areas. Recently, a lot has been thought and written about this. We are looking for unconventional and innovative approaches that will employ interdisciplinary methods toward forwarding this year's Area of Emphasis. This will be valid for applications until September 2020. Some inspiration might be found under

Foundation Profile


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A Mist Connection: The Laki Eruption and Its Legacy

Dr. des. Katrin Kleemann

Ab Mitte Juni 1783 bedeckte ein ungewöhnlicher Nebel einen Großteil von Europa. Dieser Nebel war trocken, nicht feucht und hielt sich für mehrere Wochen. Ende Juni traten hohe Konzentrationen auf, so dass in manchen Regionen ein schwefeliger Geruch wahrnehmbar war, über Nacht verdorrte Vegetation, Metall lief grün an und manche Menschen beklagten sich über Atemwegsbeschwerden....

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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


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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.

We would like to point out that no applications reaching us after September 30, 2020, 11:59 p.m. can be included for consideration at the next meeting of our Board in November/December 2020. Please note: We reserve the right to move this date forward without advance notice if the number of applications should overtax our capacities. The next meeting of the Board is planned for June 2021.


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



Andrea von Braun Stiftung
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Tel. +49 (0)89 98109969
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