The FWF discontinues the opportunity for certification of publishers with effect from 1 January 2018. Existing certifications remain valid for the duration of the agreed term (five years from certification).
With the "Young Independent Researcher Groups", the Austrian Science Fund FWF is for the first time supporting excellent young researchers in Austria in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). Six million euros are available for interdisciplinary postdoc teams in the pilot phase.
Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations submits a list of stipulations to coalition negotiators.
The provincial governors of Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino approved the Euregio Science Fund third call for proposals. The call is primarily aimed at several-year collaborative research projects involving all three research locations in the European region. Experts from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) will provide information about the call for proposals directly in Bolzano and Trento on 2 and 3 November 2017.
Science Europe, the umbrella organisation of European research organisations, organised this year’s high-level workshop in Berlin jointly with the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The discussion focused on the topic “The Rationales of Open Science – Digitalisation and Democratisation in Research”.
Parties pledge structural reforms, new strategies and investments vis-à-vis the Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations.
On 6 and 7 September 2017, the heads of research funding organisations from five Central European countries met in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
A symposium in China, an agreement with Moscow and the appointment to the Science Europe Governing Board. The FWF also received visitors from Georgia and Hungary.
Today’s investments in research represent a fundamental insurance for overcoming society's future challenges.
Words of thanks and recognition for the Vice Chancellor from the FWF President. Implementation of the research billion still remains the top priority.
Open access to qualified research data is a precondition for the reproducibility, verification and falsification of data for further scientific and practical purposes. Hence, the FWF, supported by the Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung, has initiated the pilot programme Open Research Data (ORD) in order to create role models for the openness of research data in the digital age.
For several years now, the Stand-Alone Publications programme has been funding the production and simultaneous open-access publication of academic books.The number of archived open-access books is rising steadily, as is the number of downloads per book.
The Austrian Science Fund stands ready to help Austria embark on the path to becoming an innovation leader opened up by the research billion.
Meteorologist from the Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences at the University of Innsbruck explores the mechanisms of foehn wind penetration in valleys.