In cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, the FWF offers funding for collaborations between researchers in Austria and Taiwan. Bilateral calls in cooperation with MOST give researchers the opportunity to apply for international Principal Investigator Projects and scientific seminars/workshops (Joint Seminars).

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.

The Joint Seminars program funds workshops or seminars focusing on specific topics that help strengthen existing networks and initiate international Principal Investigator Projects.

Funding period and funding amount

  • International Principal Investigator Projects with Taiwan: up to 48 months
  • Joint Seminars: 2–5 days


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

For bilateral seminars or workshops (Joint Seminars) with Taiwan, the application requirements and application guidelines for Joint Seminars apply to FWF applicants.


  • Applications are reviewed independently by the FWF and MOST.
  • International Principal Investigator Projects or Joint Seminars 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 MOST apply.
  • Applications must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Funding institution

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


Currently no submissions

Inquiries and contact

Partner organization

MOST - Ministry of Science and Technology 

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