Call START Programme and Wittgenstein Prize 2021
- 2020-07-01 / 00:01 CET
- 2020-09-18 / 11:59 CET
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Call for START applications 2021
The fundamental aim of the START-Programme is the promotion of young scientists/scholars with at least two and at most eight years of postdoctoral experience who have already produced scientific work of a top international standard and whose scientific careers to date make it likely that they will continue to perform first-rate research in the future.
A START project which amounts up to EUR 1.2 Mio. (around EUR 200.000 p.a.) should enable project leaders to finance their own research group, if necessary it also offers the possibility to finance the own salary. The START programme is open to excellent researchers from all countries who want to conduct their research at an Austrian research institution. The START Programme is targeted at top researchers of any discipline.
Please note that the FWF is currently working on a redesign and enhancement of the START programme and thus is planning – depending on the development of the FWF’s budget – to launch future calls in a modified version. Additional information will be provided in a timely manner via the website and the newsletter of the FWF.
START applications can be submitted via the electronic application portal elane until September 18th 2020 (date of postmark).
For detailed information on the call, please visit
Call Wittgenstein Award 2021
The call for nominations for the Wittgenstein Award 2020 is now open until September 18th 2020.
The Wittgenstein Award is the most generously supported research programme in Austria and provides both recognition and support to excellent scientists (up to 60 years of age) who have already produced exceptional scientific work and who occupy a prominent place in the international scientific community.
Nominations may only be submitted by persons eligible to do so until September 18th 2020 (date of postmark.
- Name: Mario Mandl