scilog - Project of the week
Social Media Change Religious Practice
Social media engender new forms of religious and social life among the Indonesian middle class, a circumstance that particularly benefits Muslim women. Poorer strata, on the other hand, have limited digital access, which creates an “Islamic digital divide”, as is shown by a research project funded by the FWF.
percent of the funding went to applicants working in the Natural and Technical Sciences category
percent of the funding went to applicants working in the Humanities and Social Sciences category
percent of the funding went to applicants working in the Biology and Medicine category
In 2018 projects with a total volume of
million Euro were approved
projects were approved
people worked in projects funded by the FWF (as of Dec. 31, 2018)
In 2018 the FWF received
reviews from international peers
In 2018 the FWF received reviews from
In November the FWF received a visit from a Taiwanese delegation led by Dr. Yu-Han Tsou, the Vice-Minister of the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
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.