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1000 Ideas Programme: Call for Proposals for Unconventional Research Ideas Started

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Researchers can now receive funding for completely new, daring or particularly original research ideas that extend beyond the current scientific understanding in a first call for proposals launched by the FWF. The key aim is to investigate future-oriented ideas with high scientific and transformative potential.

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ASCINA Awards go to Three Austrian Researchers

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Austrian Education Minister Iris Rauskala recognized the work of three Austrian researchers who are based in the USA with the ASCINA Awards. At the end of the “Austrian Research and Innovation Talk” (ARIT) in New York, the computer scientists Manuel Egele and Johannes Reiter as well as the chemist Hannes Mikula received these awards for excellent research publications.

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Alpbach Technology Symposium: Artificial Intelligence and Governance

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Progress in the field of Artificial Intelligence is opening up new opportunities for policymakers and administrators. Which measures must political leaders now implement in order to maximise the positive effects and minimise the risks? Who will regulate the codes and algorithms that will hold sway over our lives in the future? Who will assume responsibility? At the invitation of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and the Austrian Science Fund FWF, international experts came together to discuss the latest developments and consequences at this year’s Alpbach Technology Symposium.

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Open Access Agreement with Springer Nature Renewed

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The Austrian Science Fund FWF, the Austrian Library Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich, KEMÖ) and Springer Nature have renewed their existing open access contract for Springer journals. The transformative agreement enables researchers and students in Austria to publish peer-reviewed research articles open access in more than 1,900 Springer journals without additional fees.

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Concept Proposals for SFBs and Research Groups Can Be Submitted Electronically

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In the submission portal elane, the coordinators can now create applications for the concept phase (1st stage – draft proposal) for the funding programmes SFBs and research groups, so that the respective host research institutions can carry out the approval and submission process. The deadline for submissions is September 30th at 2 pm.

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Moving Science Ahead – "Young Independent Researcher Groups” Focus on Interdisciplinarity

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The Austrian Science Fund FWF invited the research teams of the newly launched Young Independent Researcher Groups to an information exchange workshop. This programme for the up-and-coming generation brings together young researchers for interdisciplinary collaboration. They discussed the challenges and success factors for such interdisciplinary groups at the Haus der Forschung in Vienna on 22 July 2019.

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