The Weiss Award, one of Austria's most highly endowed privately financed research awards, supports excellent researchers carrying out projects in the fields of meteorology and anesthesiology.

Target group

The 2024 award is aimed at researchers conducting basic research in meteorology.

Funding goals

On behalf of the Gottfried and Vera Weiss Science Foundation, the FWF is issuing a call for project proposals in 2024. The 2024 call focuses on projects in the field of meteorology and related disciplines. The research must be relevant to the goal of improving and advancing these fields. Funding will be provided especially for projects that address meteorolgical issues in the following contexts:

  • Climate research / climate crisis / climate impact research
  • Atmospheric research
  • Environmental research / environmental problems / sustainability

Please click here for more information about the foundation.

Additional program-specific information

Applications for the Gottfried and Vera Weiss Award can be submitted under the FWF programs:

Applications submitted for this call are not subject to the restriction on the number of projects in progress.

Funding period and funding amount

  • Funding duration and funding amount are program-specific.
  • For Principal Investigator Projects funded by the Foundation, the general project costs are increased to 10%.
  • Projects from the ESPRIT or Erwin Schrödinger programs receive 5% more budget.


The requirements and specifications for the FWF programs Principal Investigator Projects, ESPRIT or Erwin Schrödinger apply, as well as the Supplementary Application Guidelines for this subject-specific funding.


  • Decision by the Dr. Gottfried and Dr. Vera Weiss Science Foundation based on a recommendation by the Scientific Board
  • €200,000 in funding provided by the Foundation; if the required funding amount for an approved project exceeds this amount, the FWF will cover the difference.
  • Proposals that have received outstanding reviews that cannot be funded by the Foundation will funded by the FWF (but without the increase in general project costs).
  • Annually in November/December

Application information

  • Proposals are submitted online using the electronic application portal elane.
  • The application guidelines for Principal Investigator Projects, ESPRIT or Erwin Schrödinger apply.
  • The relevance of the proposal to the topic of this subject-specific call must be detailed in an additional form on elane.
  • The Supplementary Application Guidelines include additional specifics of the call.

Funding institution

Dr. Gottfried and Dr. Vera Weiss Science Foundation, Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


Currently no submissions

Inquiries and contact

Gerit Oberraufner (she/her)
+43 676 83487 8606

Scientific project officers in the specialist departments

Inquiries and contact for applications to the Erwin Schrödinger program

FWF staff in the Strategy – Career Development department 


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