FWF Austrian Science Fund
The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is Austria's central funding organization
for basic research.
The purpose of the FWF is to support the ongoing development of Austrian
science and basic research at a high international level. In this way,
the FWF makes a significant contribution to cultural development, to the
advancement of our knowledge-based society, and thus to the creation of
value and wealth in Austria.
FWF Annual Report 2011
2011 was a record-setting year. A total of 2,225 decisions marked a new high in terms of applications, and the 717 new project approvals and the total volume of funding approved (EUR 195.2 million) would imply that the year was characterised by entirely positive developments. The number of people working in projects funded by the FWF also reached a record high of 3,542. The only disappointing aspect of this retrospective look at the year 2011 is the low approval rate. Measured as the ratio of new funding approved to new funding requested, this rate came to 24.8% in 2011, nearly unchanged at its low level from the previous year.
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