Updated Application Guidelines for Principal Investigator Projects in the New PROFI Funding Mode
The updated Application Guidelines for Principal Investigator Projects (previously Stand-Alone Projects) reflecting the previously announced switch to PROFI funding mode, valid starting March 20, 2023, will be available online on Monday. The change affects only new submissions, applications already submitted and ongoing projects are not affected.
There is no change to the required content of applications as compared to the expiring ad personam application mode. Only the formal specifications are subject to a few further developments. For example, changes have been introduced in how to present CVs, and accounting for interruptions or delays in the applicant’s scientific career as well as some inclusion-related aspects are now explained in more detail.
To submit a Principal Investigator Project in PROFI funding mode, researchers applying for funding for a Stand-Alone Project will need to select the corresponding associated research institution in the elane electronic application portal to make sure the application is correctly allocated. Most Austrian research institutions are already registered with the FWF, making them available for selection. If a research institution is not included in the list of selectable research institutions in elane, researchers are requested to contact the missing research institution so that the registration process can be completed.
Please note that applications for Principal Investigator Projects submitted to elane in the ad personam format will no longer be processed after March 20, 2023. This change does not apply to a few specific calls (netidee SCIENCE, Herzfelder-Stiftung, Weiss Award, and Alternative Methods to Animal Testing), which are still to be submitted in ad personam mode until the end of each call’s individual application deadline. International Programs are not affected by the change for the time being. Further information can be found on the FWF website under each of the respective programs. The online application portal elane will only allow applications to be submitted in the appropriate mode for each program.