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Making Analogue Connections by Digital Media
Can information and communication technologies help maintain close ties in families who are scattered around the world as a result of (forced) migration? Vienna-based social anthropologist Monika Palmberger explores the role played by new media in this context and the way they might transform these relationships.
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The FWF is inviting tenders for a concept study showing options for an open source online tool that can be used to analyze which new fields of basic research are emerging in FWF-funded projects, in Austria, and worldwide.
The FWF has supported Austrian COVID-19 basic research to the tune of €6 million so far. The urgent fast-track procedure initiated by the FWF still runs until the end of March 2021.
The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is gradually updating its application guidelines. The new guidelines are now available online for all programmes open year-round. The goal is to further simplify the submission process and to increase diversity and equality in cutting-edge research.
Research means exploring new horizons. It is often unconventional approaches that lead to groundbreaking innovations. Through the 1,000 Ideas Programme, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) specifically supports high-risk research in Austria. The submission period for the second call starts on 16 November 2020.
An increase in the funding volume, longer project durations and rolling submissions—starting in April 2021, ESPRIT offers highly qualified postdocs an improved opportunity for advancing their academic careers. ESPRIT strives to support researchers as best as possible in their career development, to integrate them into Austrian cutting-edge research, and to further promote equal opportunities and diversity.