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1000 Ideas Programme: Call for Proposals for Unconventional Research Ideas Started

Researchers can now receive funding for completely new, daring or particularly original research ideas that extend beyond the current scientific understanding in a first call for proposals launched by the FWF. The key aim is to investigate future-oriented ideas with high scientific and transformative potential.

FWF Assembly of Delegates Elects Michaela Fritz as its New Chair

Michaela Fritz is Vice Rector for Research and Innovation at MedUni Vienna. Her deputy will be Horst Bischof, Vice Rector for Research at the Graz University of Technology

Outstanding Projects in Basic and Cutting-edge Research: 75th Meeting of FWF Board Approves Roughly EUR 42.9 Million

Approximately 4.1 million Euro for the Schrödinger and Meitner career programmes.

European Research Partnerships on the Upswing

The recently published ERA-Learn Country Report highlights the great efforts made by the FWF to connect Austrian researchers with their colleagues from all over Europe. In the last five years, 55 projects with the involvement of Austrian researchers could be realised as part of ERA-NET programmes.

FAQ on FWF the Project Stage now Available

The new FAQ are aimed in particular at the principal investigators of FWF-funded projects in the project stage and are intended to contribute to a successful project development.

Research on Research Institute (RoRI) Launches to Enable More Strategic, Open, Diverse, and Inclusive Research

The Austrian Science Fund FWF is participating as a strategic partner in the Research On Research Institute (RoRI)

ASCINA Awards go to Three Austrian Researchers

Austrian Education Minister Iris Rauskala recognized the work of three Austrian researchers who are based in the USA with the ASCINA Awards. At the end of the “Austrian Research and Innovation Talk” (ARIT) in New York, the computer scientists Manuel Egele and Johannes Reiter as well as the chemist Hannes Mikula received these awards for excellent research publications.

Bilateral Agreement Signed with Liechtenstein

On Thursday, 12 September 2019, Liechtenstein's Minister of Education Dominique Hasler and Klement Tockner, President of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), met in Vienna to sign an agreement on continued cooperation in the field of research.

Alpbach Technology Symposium: Artificial Intelligence and Governance

Progress in the field of Artificial Intelligence is opening up new opportunities for policymakers and administrators. Which measures must political leaders now implement in order to maximise the positive effects and minimise the risks? Who will regulate the codes and algorithms that will hold sway over our lives in the future? Who will assume responsibility? At the invitation of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and the Austrian Science Fund FWF, international experts came together to discuss the latest developments and consequences at this year’s Alpbach Technology Symposium.

Open Access Agreement with Springer Nature Renewed

The Austrian Science Fund FWF, the Austrian Library Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich, KEMÖ) and Springer Nature have renewed their existing open access contract for Springer journals. The transformative agreement enables researchers and students in Austria to publish peer-reviewed research articles open access in more than 1,900 Springer journals without additional fees.

Concept Proposals for SFBs and Research Groups Can Be Submitted Electronically

In the submission portal elane, the coordinators can now create applications for the concept phase (1st stage – draft proposal) for the funding programmes SFBs and research groups, so that the respective host research institutions can carry out the approval and submission process. The deadline for submissions is September 30th at 2 pm.

Five Recommendations for Strengthening Austria as a Research Country

The Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations urges efforts to prevent the loss of unique potential of scientific talent

Moving Science Ahead – "Young Independent Researcher Groups” Focus on Interdisciplinarity

The Austrian Science Fund FWF invited the research teams of the newly launched Young Independent Researcher Groups to an information exchange workshop. This programme for the up-and-coming generation brings together young researchers for interdisciplinary collaboration. They discussed the challenges and success factors for such interdisciplinary groups at the Haus der Forschung in Vienna on 22 July 2019.

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