Understanding the virus, developing drugs and vaccines, and researching the economic, social, and legal consequences: desperately needed answers require well-funded basic research
The FWF is delighted to have received the “Free Knowledge Award”, which was bestowed for the first time by Wikimedia Austria. The award ceremony took place in the presence of Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler and Vienna's Mayor Michael Ludwig in the festive setting of the Vienna Science Ball.
Off to a good start: around 400 researchers from Austrian research institutions have submitted applications for the first edition of the 1000 Ideas Programme. In a next step, the submitted research ideas are being evaluated for risk appetite and originality.
Research for the society of the 21st century
The FWF Supervisory Board’s 6th term of office runs until 2023. It is composed of ten personalities from research and society.
An international exchange of experience, including with the members of the Supervisory Board, was at the centre of the new Scientific Advisory Board‘s discussions.
30.8 million euros for coordinated programmes round off 2019
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.
Michaela Fritz is Vice Rector for Research and Innovation at MedUni Vienna. Her deputy will be Horst Bischof, Vice Rector for Research at the Graz University of Technology
Approximately 4.1 million Euro for the Schrödinger and Meitner career programmes.
The recently published ERA-Learn Country Report highlights the great efforts made by the FWF to connect Austrian researchers with their colleagues from all over Europe. In the last five years, 55 projects with the involvement of Austrian researchers could be realised as part of ERA-NET programmes.
The Austrian Science Fund FWF is participating as a strategic partner in the Research On Research Institute (RoRI)
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.
On Thursday, 12 September 2019, Liechtenstein's Minister of Education Dominique Hasler and Klement Tockner, President of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), met in Vienna to sign an agreement on continued cooperation in the field of research.
The Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations urges efforts to prevent the loss of unique potential of scientific talent