Must I have already been published in order to submit a project to the FWF, and if so, what are the requirements?
Applicants must show that they possess the research qualifications needed to carry out the project by means of a publication record commensurate with their career stage. Decisive criteria include peer-review, as well as the number, quality, and international nature of the publications. At the time of submission, at least two publications must fulfil these criteria. Detailed information on the requirements can be found in the application guidelines of the programme. Should an applicant fail to meet one or more of the specified criteria, the applicant must include an explanation with the application. In cases of doubt, it is recommended to get in touch with the contact person of the „Strategy – Career Development department“ before submitting an application.