In cooperation with the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the FWF offers funding for closely integrated project collaborations between researchers in Austria and Switzerland

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, Switzerland, and (optionally for Weave projects) a third partner country make substantial scientific contributions, creating added value through international cooperation.

Funding period and funding amount

Maximum 48 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 the SNSF as lead agency will be reviewed according to the SNSF’s funding 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)

Please note:

FWF as lead agency: rolling submissions

SNF as lead agency: deadline Apr. 3, 2024

Inquiries and contact

Dr. Christoph Bärenreuter
+43 676 83487 8702


Partner organization

SNF - Schweizerischer Nationalfonds   

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