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How Tropical Plants Find Their Pollinators
In tropical forests, the pollinating of plants is a task not just for bees and moths, but also for hummingbirds, bats and rodents. A group of plants endemic to South America served as a research subject for botanists at the University of Vienna who set out to discover how evolution leads to shifts in pollinating animals and how the plants adapt to these changes. Their findings reveal that the prevailing climate is an important factor.
Updated Application Guidelines for the Elise Richter Program (incl. Elise Richter PEEK) in New PROFI Funding Mode Now Online
As previously announced, the FWF will be switching the Elise Richter program (incl. Elise Richter PEEK) to PROFI funding mode starting October 1, 2023.
Updated Application Guidelines for the Arts-Based Research Program in New PROFI Funding Mode Now Online
As previously announced, the FWF will be switching its Program for Arts-Based Research (PEEK) to PROFI funding mode starting October 1, 2023.
In the third approval round of 2023, the FWF funded 91 new research projects with a total volume of €38.2 million at research institutions throughout Austria. This includes €10.9 million for the FWF START Awards and the FWF Wittgenstein Award. Fourteen researchers were successful in obtaining funding from the ESPRIT program, and five female researchers were selected for Elise Richter grants. A list of all newly funded projects is now available online.
Austrian Science Fund (FWF) selects eight additional top researchers for the START Award
FWF START Awards: €1.2 million each for up-and-coming top researchers from Linz, Salzburg, and Vienna
In addition to the Wittgenstein Award, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) also presented this year's FWF START Awards. A total of eight researchers were chosen in the highly competitive selection process, out of a total of 126 applications.