In cooperation with the Slovenian Research and Innovation Agency (ARIS), the FWF offers funding for closely integrated project collaborations between researchers in Austria and Slovenia.

Cross-border, bilateral Principal Investigator Projects can be funded as part of the Weave network; additional researchers from a third Weave partner country can also be involved. For details, please see Weave – Information for applicants.

Target group

The funding program is aimed at researchers from all disciplines. For details, please see the respective application guidelines.

Funding goals

Weave projects are intended to fund closely integrated projects in which researchers in Austria, Slovenia, and (optionally for Weave projects) a third partner country make substantial scientific contributions, creating added value through international cooperation.

Funding period and funding amount

  • FWF as lead agency: up to 48 months
  • ARIS as lead agency: up to 36 months


For Weave projects, the application requirements of the FWF's Principal Investigator Projects and Clinical Research programs apply to FWF applicants.


Weave projects are subject to the same FWF review process as Principal Investigator Projects or that of the Clinical Research program and are in competition with these proposals. Applications reviewed by ARIS as lead agency will be reviewed according to ARIS guidelines.

Application information

  • Proposals are submitted online using the electronic application portal elane. For details, please see Weave – Information for applicants.
  • Weave applications must also be submitted to the other funding agency involved, simultaneously or no later than seven days after submission to the lead agency.

Funding institution

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


FWF as lead agency: rolling submissions

ARIS as lead agency: once a year

Inquiries and contact

Dr. Christoph Bärenreuter
+43 676 83487 8702


Partner organization

ARIS - Slovenian Research and Innovation Agency   

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