scilog - Project of the week
Byzantium: New Insights into Marginalized Groups
The dominant impression we have of the Byzantine Empire is that it was a rigid, traditional and luxurious culture. A project on marginalization funded by the FWF now shows there were also phases of tolerance towards marginalized groups. This throws a new light on the historical development of this culture in terms of social aspects and mindset.
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In 2018 projects with a total volume of
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Researchers can now receive funding for completely new, daring or particularly original research ideas that extend beyond the current scientific understanding in a first call for proposals launched by the FWF. The key aim is to investigate future-oriented ideas with high scientific and transformative potential.
Michaela Fritz is Vice Rector for Research and Innovation at MedUni Vienna. Her deputy will be Horst Bischof, Vice Rector for Research at the Graz University of Technology
Outstanding Projects in Basic and Cutting-edge Research: 75th Meeting of FWF Board Approves Roughly EUR 42.9 Million
Approximately 4.1 million Euro for the Schrödinger and Meitner career programmes.
The recently published ERA-Learn Country Report highlights the great efforts made by the FWF to connect Austrian researchers with their colleagues from all over Europe. In the last five years, 55 projects with the involvement of Austrian researchers could be realised as part of ERA-NET programmes.
The new FAQ are aimed in particular at the principal investigators of FWF-funded projects in the project stage and are intended to contribute to a successful project development.