One or more natural persons or legal entities are eligible to apply.
The project must be headed by persons who work in scientific/scholarly research, art, or art-related research in Austria or under the auspices of an Austrian research institution, and who can demonstrate that they possess the necessary qualifications for the specific programme.
The research project must be used to finance the non-economic activities of the research institution or must be able to demonstrate that it can be executed in accordance with the rules on state aid.
The infrastructure necessary to carry out the research project must be available.
The application guidelines of specific programmes may define appropriate qualification requirements based on the aims of the respective funding programme.