The excellence initiative excellent=austria funds large research networks (Clusters of Excellence), medium-sized inter-institutional teams (Emerging Fields), and the recruitment of highly qualified professors at Austrian universities (FWF Distinguished Professors).
Project funding provides researchers with the freedom and flexibility they need to carry out pioneering, multi-year projects in all areas of basic research. In addition to national projects, custom-tailored funding is available for bi- or trilateral projects. Special programs like Clinical Research and Arts-Based Research complete the portfolio.
Career funding opportunities focus on supporting researchers at different career stages, from PhD to postdoc and beyond. These programs help junior researchers gain a foothold in cutting-edge research by conducting a research project of their own. Additional career development measures are also included in the FWF’s comprehensive range of services.
These funding programs are designed to expand and strengthen cooperative research in teams of all sizes, across institutional and regional borders.
Disseminating research findings and entering into a discourse with the public – funding is available for citizen science projects, science communication, and the publication of research results.
Select the most suitable funding program for you from our program portfolio. More detailed information on the content and focus of individual funding programs can be found in each program’s application guidelines (available as a PDF download on the individual program pages).