FWF fosters top-level scientific achievements
An analysis provides excellent testimony for the international programmes of the FWF.
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.
The award-winning project at the MUI’s Department of Physiology and Medical Physics is designed to open new vistas for the treatment of neuropathic pain.
The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and Cooperation E-Media Austria (KEMÖ) have signed a three-year contract with John Wiley and Sons that combines the use of content and the publication of open-access articles.
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).
With the "Young Independent Researcher Groups", the Austrian Science Fund FWF is for the first time supporting excellent young researchers in Austria in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). Six million euros are available for interdisciplinary postdoc teams in the pilot phase.