Research for the society of the 21st century
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
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.
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.