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Smart Objects for People With Autism
In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund, a research group of the Vienna University of Technology examined new roles for digital technology in the life of children with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs). They co-operated closely with the children so as to be guided by their ideas and lifeworlds.
percent of the funding went to applicants working in the Natural and Technical Sciences category
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As of January 1st 2018, Stand-Alone Projects can only be submitted electronically, via elane. The obligatory electronic submission also applies for International Programmes as well as KLIF, Erwin Schrödinger Fellowships and the Lise-Meitner Programme.
Under a landmark Open Access Publishing Framework Agreement signed in Vienna on December 20th, 2017 between the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the University of Vienna and the publisher Frontiers, Austrian researchers affiliated to or supported through these institutions may from January 1st, 2018 publish their articles in Frontiers’ open-access journals through a simplified process that covers article processing charges.
With “Research Groups”, the Austrian Science Fund FWF supports the networking of researchers independent of location and thus closes a gap in the funding portfolio between Stand-Alone Projects and Special Research Programmes. The basis for this is formed by innovative, interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary questions in all scientific disciplines, especially in the humanities, social sciences and cultural sciences. €6.2m is available for Research Groups in the pilot phase.
FWF President Klement Tockner finds many signs of a fresh start in the new government’s programme and looks to the future with confidence and optimism.
The FWF discontinues the opportunity for certification of publishers with effect from 1 January 2018. Existing certifications remain valid for the duration of the agreed term (five years from certification).