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Manure Boosts Beneficial Predators in Agriculture
Fertilisers and pest control are central elements of agriculture and have a direct impact on the composition of species found in crop fields. Supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a research group and helping hands from the University of Innsbruck are engaged in field research, using ecological and molecular methods to find out which type of fertiliser is most sustainable in maintaining beneficial predators’ appetite for pests.
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New funding opportunity for Polish-Austrian Joint Projects as of autumn 2018
As part of the “Quantum Research and Technology” (QFTE) programme, Austrian research institutes and research companies will have the opportunity to apply for funding from the FFG and the FWF. In the call, the FWF will offer funding opportunities for postdocs. The FFG supports applied cooperative R&D projects.
The guidelines for the submission of an SFB draft proposal in September 2018 are currently being revised and will be presented with new structural features on 11 May 2018.
It is with deep sadness that the Austrian Science Fund FWF commemorates Klaus Zinöcker, who died on 3 March 2018 after a brief, serious illness accompanied by loving care.
The Austrian Science Fund has been setting international quality standards in basic research in Austria for half a century.