No matter whether it be city, state, science center, school or on social media – the FWF supports researchers who seek out innovative new ways of communicating about science to the tune of up to €50,000. Researchers from all disciplines have until 12 September 2019 to submit proposals for projects that successfully communicate science and research to the Science Communication Programme (WissKomm).
Approximately €10 million Euro for 2 Wittgenstein and 6 START Award recipients
Those who have visions don’t need to see a doctor, but rather the FWF. Starting in October, the 1,000 Ideas Programme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) helps researchers to turn their unconventional, bold and visionary research ideas into reality.
The FWF is stepping up its cooperation with its partner organisations in Poland (NCN), Slovenia (ARRS) and the Czech Republic (GA ČR). During the START/Wittgenstein Awards ceremony, the presidents of the four funding agencies took the next step and signed an agreement on expanding the project funding opportunities for researchers from the four countries.
The Austrian Science Fund FWF awards distinctions to a total of eight top researchers for outstanding research achievements.
To commemorate the anniversary of “150 years of Japanese-Austrian diplomatic relations,” the FWF, together with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, is organising its 12th joint call for proposals.
The new Minister of Science Iris Rauskala is a profound expert in basic research. President Tockner also expressed his thanks to outgoing Minister Heinz Faßmann and his team.
The "Plan S" initiative will enter into force in 2021 and provide free access to scholarly publications. Following an intensive consultation process, the revised principles and guidelines have now been published. Together with a number of internationally renowned funding organisations, the FWF supports the initiative and is well-prepared for its implementation.
Applications amount to around EUR 106 million, approval rate stands at 28.1 percent
How significant is impact in basic research? Should researchers do more in future to highlight the impact of their work on society and the economy? What are the differences between roles and strategies of research funding organisations with respect to the impact of the projects supported by them?
The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and FWF will jointly host a Breakout Session on Artificial Intelligence and Governance on 23 August 2019.
Minister of Science Heinz Faßmann and Austrian Science Fund FWF President Klement Tockner strongly advocate competition in basic research
Excellence in research arises from a continuous comparison on an international level. This fundamental principle applies not only to researchers, but also to funding agencies. That is why the FWF is moving a step forward and establishes an international Scientific Advisory Board to challenge its funding activities with state-of-the-art expertise from world-renowned researchers.
In June 2018, the FWF and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the State of Israel (MOST) signed a memorandum of understanding which focuses on funding closely integrated, joint research projects by researchers from Austria and Israel.