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Moving Science Ahead – "Young Independent Researcher Groups” Focus on Interdisciplinarity

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The Austrian Science Fund FWF invited the research teams of the newly launched Young Independent Researcher Groups to an information exchange workshop. This programme for the up-and-coming generation brings together young researchers for interdisciplinary collaboration. They discussed the challenges and success factors for such interdisciplinary groups at the Haus der Forschung in Vienna on 22 July 2019.

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FWF Supports Science Communication: Explore, Join and Share Your Thoughts

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No matter whether it be city, state, science center, school or on social media – the FWF supports researchers who seek out innovative new ways of communicating about science to the tune of up to €50,000. Researchers from all disciplines have until 12 September 2019 to submit proposals for projects that successfully communicate science and research to the Science Communication Programme (WissKomm).

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“Central European Science Partnership” on Track – New Funding Opportunities for Researchers in Central Europe

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The FWF is stepping up its cooperation with its partner organisations in Poland (NCN), Slovenia (ARRS) and the Czech Republic (GA ČR). During the START/Wittgenstein Awards ceremony, the presidents of the four funding agencies took the next step and signed an agreement on expanding the project funding opportunities for researchers from the four countries.

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Open Access – Final Version of Plan S Published

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The "Plan S" initiative will enter into force in 2021 and provide free access to scholarly publications. Following an intensive consultation process, the revised principles and guidelines have now been published. Together with a number of internationally renowned funding organisations, the FWF supports the initiative and is well-prepared for its implementation.

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Final Statement of the 2019 Global Research Council Meeting: Does a Focus on Impact Circumscribe Diversity and Creativity in Research?

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How significant is impact in basic research? Should researchers do more in future to highlight the impact of their work on society and the economy? What are the differences between roles and strategies of research funding organisations with respect to the impact of the projects supported by them?

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Excellence in Focus

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A political scholar at the Haus des Meeres, a mathematician who juggles and a musicologist at a dance studio: Research carrying the “FWF” label stands for excellence and diversity.

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