The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) awards research funding on behalf of the Austrian federal government for basic research in all disciplines conducted at university and non-university institutions, as well as for arts-based research. In 2022, it funded approximately 2,700 projects involving some 5,000 researchers. The new investment total in 2022 was around €273 million.
In a selective, international peer-review process, the FWF funds outstanding researchers and groundbreaking ideas of high scientific quality. The insights they gain make Austria a more attractive research location and create the broad knowledge base needed to face future challenges.
Through its activities, the FWF supports a dynamic research culture that produces the best researchers and attracts outstanding talent. Excellent researchers are crucial for Austria's universities and research institutions, helping them to keep up with global competition and to gain new insights that benefit both the economy and society as a whole.