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.
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.
Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations submits a list of stipulations to coalition negotiators.
Parties pledge structural reforms, new strategies and investments vis-à-vis the Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations.
On 6 and 7 September 2017, the heads of research funding organisations from five Central European countries met in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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.
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.
Meteorologist from the Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences at the University of Innsbruck explores the mechanisms of foehn wind penetration in valleys.
The Austrian Minister of Science and the FWF President address strategic plans for the Austrian Science Fund FWF up to 2020 – FWF budget increased by EUR 281 million – more leeway for new projects and funding of additional researchers
Herzfelder Family Foundation and Internet Foundation Austria (IPA) support research funding via the FWF
FWF President Tockner: a big and important step towards strengthening Austria as a science and business location and boosting its aspirations as an innovation leader
The report confirms that the Austrian Science Fund FWF has embarked on a good course with its activities. The recommendations in the report are useful pointers for future developments.