As announced in mid-March adapted FWF funding guidelines and application guidelines take effect as of today, 1 April 2016. These guidelines can be found on the FWF website.
The most significant change is a limit on the number of ongoing projects that can be funded for a single principal investigator in the following programmes: Stand-Alone Projects, International Programmes, Clinical Research and Arts-Based Research (PEEK). The limit regarding the number of ongoing projects also leads to a limit with regard to the maximum number of proposals that can be submitted. In addition, it is now possible to submit project proposals in the listed programmes with a maximum duration of 48 months and a funding volume that must not exceed 400.000 € (incl. general costs) per proposal.
Additional information is included in the application guidelines (e.g. Stand-Alone Projects(pdf, 330KB)). Further information on the limits regarding ongoing projects and the possible number of proposals can be found here: http://www.fwf.ac.at/fileadmin/files/Dokumente/Antragstellung/project_number_limit.pdf(pdf, 116KB)