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Getting Closer to the Public
If the media are to fulfil their societal remit, they must not lose sight of both political and societal developments. In respect of catering to the needs of the general public, the media in Austria are found wanting. Current research reveals a large gap between media output and what the general public considers relevant.
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The Austrian Science Fund FWF is among the supporters of the international Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA). A broad alliance of publishers, research organisations, and other interested parties such as Wikimedia or Wellcome Trust has committed itself to promoting the unrestricted availability of abstracts of scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters.
Change at the Top of the Austrian Science Fund FWF – President Klement Tockner Switches to Senckenberg Society for Nature Research in Frankfurt
At the end of 2020, Klement Tockner will leave the Austrian Science Fund FWF and become the Director General of the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research. The Austrian Science Fund FWF will be advertising for his successor.
New Chapter in Doctoral Training: for the First Time, Universities of Applied Sciences and Universities Train Researchers Together
Doctoral students are being offered a new career path in Austria: the funding programme doc.funds.connect enables universities of applied sciences and universities to offer joint doctoral training. Initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), the programme is open to mixed teams from both institutions. In cooperation with the Christian Doppler Research Association, the Austrian Science Fund FWF is launching a first call on 21 September 2020.
Logistical challenges during the pandemic crisis, the impact of face masks on speech comprehension, and the duration of immunity after exposure to SARS-CoV-2 are the focus of the latest urgent funding projects supported by the FWF. In addition, the urgent funding programme has been extended to the end of March 2021.
How can we create the conditions for a prospering research ecosystem? In the breakout session ‘Return on Investment: Excellence & Relevance in Science’, organised by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, a high-level international panel discussed the needs of a future-oriented research environment at this year’s Forum Alpbach.