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Calculating a gap in atmospheric chemistry
Volatile organic hydrocarbons from road traffic, agriculture, refrigerants and solvents can turn into particles which lead to cloud formation. In Finland, Lukas Pichelstorfer is working on simulation models in order to understand how gases released by human activities react in the atmosphere and how this affects climate and air quality.
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The Austrian Science Fund FWF is a partner in the Pathways to Sustainability funding initiative of the Belmont Forum. With its first call for proposals, this international research funding initiative invites researchers in Austria to apply for one- or two-year funding in order to build international and transdisciplinary networks.
Researchers working in basic research want to discover something new. There is always a risk for the researchers involved in breaking new ground, but if they succeed, there is a good chance that they will make an innovation leap. This is the reason why the 1,000 Ideas Programme specifically supports high-risk research with the aim of further enhancing Austria’s innovative power. Learn more about those researchers who beat out the competition in the first call for proposals.
The EU Summit achieved an agreement on the next EU budget and a corona recovery fund. Despite many positive ambitions and the visible joint effort, the resolution remained below expectations, in spite of an increase, in one key issue for the future, the ‘Horizon Europe’ research programme. And especially in a phase in which many people are turning to cutting-edge research for answers.
By developing the “Rights Retention Strategy”, cOAlition S has taken the next step towards the realisation of Plan S. The aim is to make Open Access without embargos possible for all publications.
An international team of experts from Science Europe, the association of European research funding organisations and research performing organisations, has presented seven recommendations on common standards in the allocation of funding. Based on best practice examples, the experts show how topics such as transparency, efficiency, and novel approaches can be further optimised in research funding.