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RTI Strategy 2030 Boosts Austria’s Innovative Capacity and Research Excellence

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The RTI Strategy 2030 recently adopted by the Council of Ministers paves the way for more investment in research and innovation. Through this strategy, the Austrian federal government aims to bring Austria closer to Europe’s innovation leaders. The excellence initiative contained within the strategy provides leading-edge researchers in Austria with extra momentum.

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Charitable Foundations Continue their Collaboration with the Austrian Science Fund FWF

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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.

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Seven Researchers Receive first Rückenwind Funding Bonus of the alpha+ Stiftung

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The alpha+ Foundation was created as a non-profit federal foundation by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) in November of 2019 with the aim of providing additional support to researchers through private funding. One year later, seven researchers from the Erwin Schrödinger Fellowships Programme have received a “Rückenwind funding bonus” of the alpha+ Foundation for the first time. The goal of this funding initiative is to promote international knowledge transfer.

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1,000 Ideas Programme: Second Call for Unconventional Research Ideas

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Research means exploring new horizons. It is often unconventional approaches that lead to groundbreaking innovations. Through the 1,000 Ideas Programme, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) specifically supports high-risk research in Austria. The submission period for the second call starts on 16 November 2020.

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More Corona Research in Austria – the FWF Funds four Further Research Teams in Graz, Innsbruck and Vienna

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Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the FWF has been using a fast-track procedure to review and approve corona-related basic research in Austria. More than 100 researchers have submitted proposals so far, and twelve projects have been launched to the tune of €4.1 million in funding. Learn more about the recently approved research teams from Graz, Innsbruck, and Vienna.

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Starting in 2021: Career Advancement with Esprit

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An increase in the funding volume, longer project durations and rolling submissions—starting in April 2021, ESPRIT offers highly qualified postdocs an improved opportunity for advancing their academic careers. ESPRIT strives to support researchers as best as possible in their career development, to integrate them into Austrian cutting-edge research, and to further promote equal opportunities and diversity.

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Making Research Results Easier to Find

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The Austrian Science Fund FWF is among the supporters of the international Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA). A broad alliance of publishers, research organisations, and other interested parties such as Wikimedia or Wellcome Trust has committed itself to promoting the unrestricted availability of abstracts of scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters.

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