Those who have visions don’t need to see a doctor, but rather the FWF. Starting in October, the 1,000 Ideas Programme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) helps researchers to turn their unconventional, bold and visionary research ideas into reality.
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.
The Austrian Science Fund FWF awards distinctions to a total of eight top researchers for outstanding research achievements.
To commemorate the anniversary of “150 years of Japanese-Austrian diplomatic relations,” the FWF, together with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, is organising its 12th joint call for proposals.
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.
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.
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).
The researcher at the Department of Geology, University of Innsbruck investigates climate data from the “Little Ice Age”
With its draft multi-annual programme and continued improvement of existing career programmes, FWF hopes to further advance the establishment of researchers, especially of women, in the scientific community – the consultation process will continue until the end of this year.
The FWF has begun its discussions on the draft for further developing its career programmes and has extended the deadline for completing the consultation processes by the end of this year.
Total requested funding came to some EUR 180.7 million, approval rate at 26.3 percent
The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) earmarks some EUR 11 million to enable young researchers to engage in research excellence. The goal of doc.funds: attracting, training and retaining talent.