Science Communication Programme (WissKomm)

Target group
Researchers and scientists from all disciplines who work in Austria and who are currently receiving grants under FWF-sponsored projects or whose FWF grant period ended no more than three years prior to application

Grants are awarded for outstanding science communication measures related to the research project funded by the FWF


  • High quality with regard to originality, attractiveness and appropriateness of planned communication activity/activities for the relevant target group(s),
  • opportunities for target group(s) to participate,
  • intelligibility and persuasive power,
  • promotion of understanding for research,
  • appropriateness of costs,
  • feasibility,
  • extent of own contributions,
  • duration of activities,
  • structure and completeness of application,
  • description of intended effects of planned activity/activities.


  • Up to 12 months
  • Follow-up applications possible

Up to 50,000 € per application


  • One call per year, submission period:
    June 28, 2017 to September 18, 2017
    (date of postmark)
  • in writing to the FWF (for the attention of Marc Seumenicht, subject: Antrag WKP 2017)
  • or by e-mail to: wisskomm(at)
  • To be submitted in German language

By the FWF Board on the basis of reviews by an expert jury

Processing time
Approximately two months after the submission deadline; decisions to be made by the FWF Board during its November 2017 session