A new financial framework, a new legal basis, a new interim president: not without challenges for the FWF, 2015 had bright and darker sides.
The FWF invites eligible applicants to submit outline proposals (letter of interest) from 18. January onward.
Supported by the Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung the FWF launches a pilot programme for projects focusing on Open Research Data (ORD) and invites eligible applicants to submit outline proposals (letter of interest) from mid-January 2016 onward.
To celebrate the international Open Access Week, the FWF informs about upcoming events.
By an agreement of the Austrian Academic Library Consortium KEMÖ and the Austrian Science Fund FWF with the academic publisher Springer, researchers from Austria have now the option of publishing their research open access in more than 1,600 journals without article processing charges. That is the second deal of this kind worldwide and accelerates the transformation to Open Access in academic publishing.
Austria's largest research prize awarded – Eight outstanding junior researchers inducted into the prestigious START Programme.
At the annual press conference, the FWF's Executive Board and its Managing Director presented facts and figures from the year 2014 and demonstrated how the FWF contributes to strengthening Austria as a location for science and research.
Eight outstanding young researchers accepted into the prestigious START Programme – New action plan unveiled for Austrian research.
Nine outstanding early-stage researchers accepted into FWF's prestigious START programme
The FWF's Assembly of Delegates has elected Pascale Ehrenfreund as the organisation's next president. In addition, the three vice-presidents on the FWF's Executive board have been elected. The new board will take over for the team led by Christoph Kratky in September 2013.