In cooperation with the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Taiwan, the FWF offers funding for collaborations between researchers in Austria and Taiwan. Bilateral calls in cooperation with NSTC give researchers the opportunity to apply for international Principal Investigator Projects.

Target group

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

Funding goals

International Principal Investigator Projects are intended to fund closely integrated projects in which researchers in Austria and Taiwan make substantial scientific contributions, creating added value through international cooperation.

Funding period and funding amount

  • International Principal Investigator Projects with Taiwan: up to 48 months


For international Principal Investigator Projects with Taiwan, the application requirements of the FWF programs Principal Investigator Projects and Clinical Research apply to FWF applicants.


  • Applications are reviewed independently by the FWF and NSTC.
  • International Principal Investigator Projects are approved only if both organizations recommend funding the respective application based on the review process.

Application information

  • Proposals are submitted online using the electronic application portal elane.
  • Parallel applications for the respective parts of each project are submitted separately; the national rules of the FWF and the NSTC apply.
  • Applications must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Funding institution

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


Currently no submissions

Inquiries and contact

Partner organization

NSTC – National Science and Technology Council

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