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The project database includes projects approved by the FWF.

New Career Advancement Programme for Postdocs Starting

A higher funding budget, longer project durations, and year-round submissions—the ESPRIT career advancement programme starts on April 27. The new programme promotes the careers of highly qualified postdocs and replaces the Lise Meitner and Hertha Firnberg programmes.

“Don’t Let Anyone Interrupt You!”

Over the last two years, 85 female researchers have been awarded funding as part of the FWF’s Elise Richter and Hertha Firnberg career development programmes. They and many other successful female researchers accepted the FWF’s invitation to get together and discuss women’s careers in cutting-edge research.

155 Excellent Research Projects Launched

In its latest tranche of funding, the FWF has approved 155 excellent research projects to the tune of €53 million. This includes six new doc.funds, which will be established in Graz, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Wien and specifically support doctoral candidates. 13 projects from the field of arts-based research received a total of €5 million in funding. Nevertheless, the funding situation for researchers remains challenging, as projects totalling €22 million could not be launched despite receiving outstanding reviews.

New International Call: Digitalisation is More than Programming

The digital transformation continues to advance. Algorithms determine our lives—with far-reaching cultural and economic consequences. A knowledge of programming is no longer enough to shape this rapid change; social issues must also be addressed. This is why the FWF, together with the international partners of the “CHANSE – Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences” network, is promoting research into the digital transformation from the perspective of the humanities and social sciences. International teams can now submit project proposals.

FWF Supports Research into Alternative Methods to Animal Testing with Funding from BMBWF

Understanding diseases, testing medicines, and producing vaccines—studies on animals are still an indispensable part of medical research. High legal and ethical standards apply in Austria. For instance, animal testing may not be conducted if other validated alternative methods are available. However, the number of these alternatives is limited; therefore, intensive research into alternative methods is required. To speed up the establishment of such alternative methods, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) is awarding “Alternative Methods to Animal Testing” research grants. Proposals can be submitted to the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).