Programme Clinical Research

Target group
All clinical scientists working in Austria who possess the appropriate qualifications, sufficient working capacity and the infrastructure necessary to carry out the project submitted.

Goals
Funding will be available for projects in the field of non-commercial clinical research that are thoroughly described in terms of objectives and methods. Commercial organisations may not have a direct commercial interest in the results. Projects must involve human patients or healthy subjects and the aim must be to generate new scientific knowledge and insights that improve clinical practice and patient treatment.

Requirements

Applicants must be able to show that they have conducted suitable preparatory work related to the proposed studies. Project proposals must be evaluated as representing top-notch clinical research by international standards and will undergo an international peer review. The applicant´s qualifications to carry out the work should be demonstrated by scientific publications in internationally recognised journals (the number of which should correspond to the stage the applicant has reached in his/her career). The FWF normally expects international and/or peer reviewed publications, that are internationally recognised outside the german speaking area countries because of the review is undertaken exclusively by international reviewers.

Approval from the ethics committee responsible must be provided at the time of submission.

Length
Maximum 48 months; projects may be extended 6 months provided that no additional costs are incurred.

Processing Time
4 to 6 months in general

Grant Amounts
variable, depending on the individual project, but up to a maximum of € 400,000 (incl. general costs)

Applications
As of 1 Jan. 2018 only via the FWF’s electronic application portal (elane)

  • Accepted continuously, no application deadlines
  • In English


Allocation
By the FWF Board based on an international review process

Downloads
Application Forms

Electronic application portal
elane