They are among Austria’s most highly endowed research awards, and their funding has been provided once again in 2021 by charitable foundations: researchers can now submit project proposals from the fields of cell research, anaesthesia, and the further development of the Internet as part of the new calls of the Herzfelder Foundation, the Weiss Award, and netidee SCIENCE. A total of €1.6 billion is thus available to cutting-edge basic research.

Those who make a philanthropic commitment to research and fund pioneering research projects not only contribute to the advancement of scientific and scholarly knowledge but assume social responsibility too. Charitable support from private donors offers researchers very attractive funding conditions to carry out their research projects as part of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

The FWF would like to thank the Herzfelder Family Foundation, the Dr. Gottfried and Dr. Vera Weiss Science Foundation, and the Internet Foundation Austria for renewing their financial commitment. This provides researchers with the opportunity once again this year to submit project proposals for the following non-profit funded research awards:

  • The Herzfelder Family Foundation supports excellent research projects in the field of biochemical/medical cell research to the tune of approx. €900,000. In particular, this call is intended for projects that address alterations and ageing of cells as well as cell diseases and malignancies. Project proposals can be submitted up to 19 April 2021. For more information, click here.

  • netidee SCIENCE of the Internet Foundation Austria (IPA) supports excellent researchers from all disciplines interested in making a sustainable contribution to expanding, strengthening and preserving the benefits of the Internet for all members of society. For this call, the IPA offers a total of €500,000 in funding projects in the described subject areas. The submission period runs until 12 April 2021. For more information, click here.

  • This year the Dr. Gottfried and Dr. Vera Weiss Science Foundation will make a total of €200,000 available to excellent researchers in the field of anaesthesia. Project proposals can be submitted from 1 March to 1 June 2021. For more information, click here.

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Set up an appointment to learn more about the various opportunities for funding research through the FWF and its alpha+ Foundation. We look forward to meeting you and discussing the different donation options.

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