The coaching workshops "Submitting Your Proposal" give you not only helpful insights into the FWF's funding principles and decision-making procedures, but also advice and tips on how to submit an effective application. These events are aimed especially at researchers with the required qualifications who are planning to submit a proposal in the near future.
These coaching workshops are designed to be particularly practice-oriented: Inputs from the FWF service team are paired with practical exercises using real-life FWF applications. Participants take on the role of experts and analyze and discuss applications, including the reviews that led to the approval or rejection of each proposal. Dos and don'ts when preparing applications as well as important aspects of the review and decision-making process round out the workshops.
The coaching workshop “Submitting Your Proposal” is aimed at researchers who are already familiar with the FWF portfolio and have ideally attended one of the above-mentioned info events. Interested individuals from all disciplines are invited to attend. As important multipliers, we also welcome staff members of institutions’ research service centers to our workshops.
Duration, location, and costs
FWF coaching workshops are usually full-day events (9 am to 5 pm), held at a seminar hotel or directly on location at the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) on Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna. The attendance fee of €120 includes all course handouts as well as coffee breaks and lunch. Many universities and research institutes refund the attendance fees in full or in part to their participating researchers.
Virtual coaching workshops via Zoom have also been available since 2023. Content-wise, virtual workshops differ only slightly from face-to-face events. However, we do ask all participants to familiarize themselves with sample application documents in advance so that they can actively participate in the group discussions during the virtual workshop. For virtual coaching workshops, these materials will be made available online one week prior to the event date. Virtual coaching workshops last around five hours, and the attendance fee is €80. Again, many universities and research institutions are happy to reimburse all or part of the attendance fee.