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, 2021 only projects that include the current Area of Emphasis will be accepted.
Due to the great interest and numerous reactions to this subject we have decided to extend this AoE by a further year. 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 – and more pressing - interdisciplinary issue. In many respects the underlying questions cannot be resolved without the inclusion of 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 behavioural options in the private and non-profit areas. A lot has been thought and written about this. We are looking for unconventional and innovative approaches that will employ interdisciplinary methods in support of this Area of Emphasis. It will be valid for applications until September 2021. Some inspiration might be found under
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.
The September 2020 deadline for applications has passed. All further applications reaching us now can only be considered for our next Board meeting which is planned for May/June 2021. The application deadline for that meeting will be in March 2021. An exact date will be announced here in January 2021.
All information regarding our support policies, requirements, our expectations and decision procedures can be found under the "Support" menu.
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