In most FWF funding programmes, applications are submitted by the researchers; in the case of approval, the funding agreement is signed with the researcher (ad personam funding). For the following research programmes, the research institutions submit the applications using the PROFI method (project funding via research institutions): Special Research Programmes (SFB), Young Independent Researcher Groups, doc.funds and Research Groups. The method of submission is determined automatically by the choice of funding programme in the elane application portal.
Electronic application portal
The FWF Board decides on the allocation of funding.
Dates of decisions 2020
09 - 11 March: Meeting of the FWF Board
11 - 13 May: Meeting of the FWF Board
12 - 13 June: International Jury START/Wittgenstein
22 - 24 June: Meeting of the FWF Board
28 - 30 September: Meeting of the FWF Board
23 - 25 November: Meeting of the FWF Board
Reviews are received from peers working abroad.
After all reviews have reached the FWF, the following Board meeting decides on funding. The review process takes several months.