The FWF is gradually shifting the administration of all its funding programs to the new PROFI mode. Clinical Research is the next program to make the switch, starting in July.
As previously announced, the FWF will be switching the Clinical Research program to PROFI funding mode starting July 1, 2023. The updated Application Guidelines are already available online. This change applies only to new applications (starting July 1), previously submitted applications 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 account for interruptions or delays in an applicant’s scientific career, and some inclusion-related aspects are now explained in more detail.
To submit a project in PROFI funding mode, researchers applying for funding for a Clinical-Research 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 Clinical Research Projects submitted to elane in the ad personam format will no longer be processed after July 1, 2023.