Two New Special Research Areas in Austria

More basic knowledge on the influence of climate change on genetic adaptation and on the historical analysis of political power structures - the FWF is strengthening cutting-edge research in Austria with two new Special Research Areas based on international standards. The new networks, coordinated by researchers from the Academy of Sciences and the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, will each receive funding of around €4 million over a period of four years.

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Starting March 2023: FWF Switches Administration of Stand-Alone Projects to PROFI

Since 2019, the FWF has been gradually switching the administration of its funding programs to the new PROFI mode. This change is intended to make the funding process easier for researchers and their institutions while ensuring autonomy in the application process. In March 2023, the FWF will now also be switching its largest program, Stand-Alone Project funding, to PROFI.

The alpha+ Foundation’s Rückenwind Funding Bonus: Fourth Call

Since 2020, the alpha+ Foundation and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) have been supporting internationally active researchers with the privately financed Rückenwind funding bonus. Thanks to the support of new private donors, the Rückenwind Initiative is now open to all scientific disciplines.

FWF Supports Open Knowledge Maps

The FWF has been a strong advocate for open access to scientific knowledge for many years. To further increase its support in this area, starting in 2023, the FWF will be the first research funding agency to support the Austrian-developed online platform Open Knowledge Maps, the world's largest visual search engine for research outputs.