What types of projects count toward the international cooperation projects?
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Joint projects: closely integrated, bi- or trilateral research projects with partners from countries that have an agreement with the FWF
ERA-NET projects: integrated, multilateral, themed research projects with partners from several (at least three) countries
What is the basic difference between joint projects and individual cooperation arrangements as part of stand-alone projects?
Joint projects are characterised by:
joint research proposals;
the parts of the project are so closely integrated that it would be impossible to carry them out separately;
both (all) partners make a major contribution to the research.
Individual cooperation arrangements are characterised by:
looser forms of cooperation;
exchange of research;
mutual provision of services;
What benefits do FWF joint projects offer in comparison with stand-alone projects (incl. individual cooperation arrangements)?
funding of the foreign cooperation partner by the respective foreign funding organisation;
close cooperation with international partners;
building of sustainable research collaborations.
simplification of the process by means of a joint review which has to be conducted by only one funding organization.
Are there separate budgets for international cooperation projects?
No, international cooperation projects compete with national projects, and the same quality standards apply as those for national stand-alone projects.
What funding can be requested for the costs of international cooperation projects?
The application guidelines for stand-alone projects apply here, or, in the case of clinical research projects, those of the Clinical Research Programme. Specific arrangements are possible (inquiries should be directed to the International Programmes Department).