scilog - Project of the week
Breaking Granite With Microwaves
In a project funded by the FWF, a research group from Leoben investigated how excavation methods for hard rock could be improved by using microwave irradiation so as to make classical mechanical excavation easier and save energy.
percent of the funding went to applicants working in the Natural and Technical Sciences category
percent of the funding went to applicants working in the Humanities and Social Sciences category
percent of the funding went to applicants working in the Biology and Medicine category
In 2016 projects with a total volume of
million Euro were approved
projects were approved
people worked in projects funded by the FWF (as of Dec. 31, 2016)
In 2016 the FWF received
reviews from international peers
In 2016 the FWF received reviews from
A symposium in China, an agreement with Moscow and the appointment to the Science Europe Governing Board. The FWF also received visitors from Georgia and Hungary.
Today’s investments in research represent a fundamental insurance for overcoming society's future challenges.
Words of thanks and recognition for the Vice Chancellor from the FWF President. Implementation of the research billion still remains the top priority.
Open access to qualified research data is a precondition for the reproducibility, verification and falsification of data for further scientific and practical purposes. Hence, the FWF, supported by the Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung, has initiated the pilot programme Open Research Data (ORD) in order to create role models for the openness of research data in the digital age.
For several years now, the Stand-Alone Publications programme has been funding the production and simultaneous open-access publication of academic books.The number of archived open-access books is rising steadily, as is the number of downloads per book.