Special Research Programmes (SFB)

Target group
Scientists / Scholars of any discipline who are working in

  • Austrian universities and non
  • profit-making, extra-university research establishments


Goals

  • Establishment of research networks based on international standards through autonomous research concentration at a single university location
  • Building up of extremely productive, tightly interconnected research establishments for long-term and interdisciplinary work on complex research topics


Requirements

  • already available research potential
  • the nucleus of the scientists / scholars placing the application must be sufficiently large and well qualified to be able to establish and run a research program of international standing within the scientific /scholarly profile of the participating research institution(s); a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 project part leaders including the speaker of the project; target quote of 30 % female scientists / scholars requested; at least 50% of the project part leaders have to be located at a single university location; commitment of all universities and research institutions participating


Length
8 years, an interim review after 4 years decides on continuation

Level

Benchmark 1.000.000 € per year

Applications

  • Deadline for submission of a concept is the 30th September (date of the postmark; in case of Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, then the next following working day); submissions after that date will be rejected without international evaluation
  • in English


Allocation

once a year in the last board meeting by the FWF Board based on an international review process

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