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The project database includes projects approved by the FWF.

Survey on Open Access at the FWF: Your Feedback on Plan S

Since 2021, the FWF’s open access guidelines have been based on the principles of the international Plan S Initiative. The aim is to make research results more openly available. What experiences have FWF-funded researchers had so far with Plan S? Share your feedback with us in an online survey.

Good Marks for FWF’s Decision-Making Procedure in Long-Term Study by University of Zurich

In a long-term study, independent experts at the University of Zurich scrutinised more than 10,000 funding decisions made by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). They found that the quality of proposals has continuously increased, that there is a fair distribution of funding odds across all disciplines, and that age and gender have no effect on the probability of receiving funding. Minimal distorting effects were found only for interdisciplinary research projects.

An Evening Honouring Women in Cutting-Edge Research

In the past year, 49 female researchers were selected for the FWF’s career development programmes ESPRIT, Hertha Firnberg and Elise Richter. At the FWF’s invitation, they and many other successful female researchers came together in Vienna’s Museum Quarter to receive their awards, and to discuss women’s careers in science.