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The Border Area as a Space for Innovation
With the support of the FWF, a team of archaeologists from the Czech Republic and Austria evaluated early medieval finds from the region around the modern-day border between the two countries. As it turns out, the regions of Weinviertel and Moravia enjoyed close exchanges for centuries and benefited from being at the periphery of regional centres of power.
percent of the funding went to applicants working in the Natural and Technical Sciences category
percent of the funding went to applicants working in the Humanities and Social Sciences category
percent of the funding went to applicants working in the Biology and Medicine category
In 2018 projects with a total volume of
million Euro were approved
projects were approved
people worked in projects funded by the FWF (as of Dec. 31, 2018)
In 2018 the FWF received
reviews from international peers
In 2018 the FWF received reviews from
Minister of Science Heinz Faßmann and Austrian Science Fund FWF President Klement Tockner strongly advocate competition in basic research
Excellence in research arises from a continuous comparison on an international level. This fundamental principle applies not only to researchers, but also to funding agencies. That is why the FWF is moving a step forward and establishes an international Scientific Advisory Board to challenge its funding activities with state-of-the-art expertise from world-renowned researchers.
The FWF calls for tenders for a research...
In June 2018, the FWF and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the State of Israel (MOST) signed a memorandum of understanding which focuses on funding closely integrated, joint research projects by researchers from Austria and Israel.
The FWF and the Polish funding organisation NCN signed an agreement in spring 2018 which for the first time makes it possible to fund closely integrated, Austrian-Polish research projects (joint projects).