Bilateral Activities

In its bilateral activities, the FWF aims to to support sustained research cooperation arrangements through coordinated administrative procedures with partner organisations abroad in order to coordinate the funding of transnational research projects.
In this context, the FWF maintains a number of cooperation agreements with international partner organisations. These agreements are designed to enable the joint funding of closely integrated, usually bilateral research projects for which funding must be secured both in Austria and in the partner country. The agreements focus on enabling joint transnational research work in which all of the research partners involved benefit from the others’ complementary expertise. In line with its bottom-up approach, the FWF therefore makes efforts to ensure that its calls are as broadly defined and as open to various subjects as possible in order to enable large parts of the Austrian scientific community to participate.