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Making Research Results Easier to Find

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The Austrian Science Fund FWF is among the supporters of the international Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA). A broad alliance of publishers, research organisations, and other interested parties such as Wikimedia or Wellcome Trust has committed itself to promoting the unrestricted availability of abstracts of scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters.

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Change at the Top of the Austrian Science Fund FWF – President Klement Tockner Switches to Senckenberg Society for Nature Research in Frankfurt

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At the end of 2020, Klement Tockner will leave the Austrian Science Fund FWF and become the Director General of the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research. The Austrian Science Fund FWF will be advertising for his successor.

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Gruppenbild im freien, an einem blauen Seil ziehend: FWF-Präsident Klement Tockner, Sektionsleiterin Barbara Weitgruber, CDG-Präsident Martin Gerzabek, BMBWF-Fachreferentin Sandra Allmayer, FHK-Generalsekretär Kurt Koleznik und Wissenschaftsminister Heinz Faßmann.

New Chapter in Doctoral Training: for the First Time, Universities of Applied Sciences and Universities Train Researchers Together

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Doctoral students are being offered a new career path in Austria: the funding programme doc.funds.connect enables universities of applied sciences and universities to offer joint doctoral training. Initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), the programme is open to mixed teams from both institutions. In cooperation with the Christian Doppler Research Association, the Austrian Science Fund FWF is launching a first call on 21 September 2020.

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FWF Urgent Funding: New Insights into the Research on SARS-CoV-2

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Logistical challenges during the pandemic crisis, the impact of face masks on speech comprehension, and the duration of immunity after exposure to SARS-CoV-2 are the focus of the latest urgent funding projects supported by the FWF. In addition, the urgent funding programme has been extended to the end of March 2021.

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Strategies for a Productive Balance Between Relevance and Excellence

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How can we create the conditions for a prospering research ecosystem? In the breakout session ‘Return on Investment: Excellence & Relevance in Science’, organised by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, a high-level international panel discussed the needs of a future-oriented research environment at this year’s Forum Alpbach.

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From Stubaital Valley to Faraway Galaxies

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A planetarium to go, workshops on non-violent communication, and an interactive hiking path in the mountains of Tyrol – a total of 34 initiatives funded by the FWF over the last few years have taken basic research to where it belongs: in the hearts and minds of us all. Making research capable of being shared, experienced, and understood – these are the goals of the FWF’s Science Communication programme. The current call for applications is open until 9 September 2020. Learn more about some of the successful communication projects of recent years.

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Portraitfotos von Eva Maria Binder, Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Tan Eng Chye, Merle Jacob und James Wilsdon zu einem Mosaikbild zusammengefügt.

Alpbach Technology Symposium: Return on Investment – Excellence and Relevance in Science

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Novel insights in science are like truffles: they are difficult to come by. Yet new calls for impact are growing louder. International experts will discuss the seeming contradictions between academic freedom and return on investment during this breakout session by BMBWF and FWF on 28 August. Join in virtually!

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FourCorona Research Projects in Medicine and the Social Sciences Launched in Vienna and Innsbruck

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No topic has been researched as fast or as much as the coronavirus. The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) wishes to do its part in improving the available data and knowledge base by funding four new research projects to the tune of 1.5 million euros. These include, for instance, a novel test procedure, co-funded by the State of Tyrol, which could lead to the development of new drugs to treat COVID-19. Learn more about the researchers who won funding as part of the FWF’s latest urgent funding round.

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FWF partners the new international funding initiative “Pathways to Sustainability”

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The Austrian Science Fund FWF is a partner in the Pathways to Sustainability funding initiative of the Belmont Forum. With its first call for proposals, this international research funding initiative invites researchers in Austria to apply for one- or two-year funding in order to build international and transdisciplinary networks.

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Taking the Road Less Travelled

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Researchers working in basic research want to discover something new. There is always a risk for the researchers involved in breaking new ground, but if they succeed, there is a good chance that they will make an innovation leap. This is the reason why the 1,000 Ideas Programme specifically supports high-risk research with the aim of further enhancing Austria’s innovative power. Learn more about those researchers who beat out the competition in the first call for proposals.

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Die Mitglieder des Rates der Europäischen Union sitzen am runden Tisch bei einer Sondertagung im Europagebäude.

EU-Summit: Investment in Cutting-edge Research Remains Below Expectations Despite Increase

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The EU Summit achieved an agreement on the next EU budget and a corona recovery fund. Despite many positive ambitions and the visible joint effort, the resolution remained below expectations, in spite of an increase, in one key issue for the future, the ‘Horizon Europe’ research programme. And especially in a phase in which many people are turning to cutting-edge research for answers.

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Abbildung der Titelseite der Publikation „Recommendations on Research Assessment Processes“ von Science Europe: Oben im Bild das blaue Science-Europe-Logo und der Titel der Publikation auf weißem Hintergrund. Darunter im rechten Winkel dazu der Schriftzug "POSITION STATEMENT" auf türkisem Hintergrund, rechts unten der Publikationsmonat Juli 2020 auf einem Kreis mit blauem Hintergrund.

Recommendations on European-wide Standards in Funding Allocation

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An international team of experts from Science Europe, the association of European research funding organisations and research performing organisations, has presented seven recommendations on common standards in the allocation of funding. Based on best practice examples, the experts show how topics such as transparency, efficiency, and novel approaches can be further optimised in research funding.

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Euregio Science Fund: Call for Proposals for Cross-border Research Projects Launched

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The fourth call for proposals of the Euregio Science Fund is endowed with three million euros and is aimed at scientists working on multi-year research projects in Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino. The Austrian Science Fund FWF supports this cross-border initiative.

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