New Funding Initiative for Cooperative Projects with Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic

The new "CEUS - Central European Science Partnership" enables researchers from Austria, Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic to apply for bilateral and, for the first time, trilateral research projects.

Citizen Science Survey: Tell us what you Think

Proposing research topics, reporting observations and conducting measurements - citizen science projects actively involve interested members of the public in the process of gaining research insights. Take part in the current FWF survey and help evaluate existing citizen science funding activities.

FWF Wins “Free Knowledge Award”

The FWF is delighted to have received the “Free Knowledge Award”, which was bestowed for the first time by Wikimedia Austria. The award ceremony took place in the presence of Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler and Vienna's Mayor Michael Ludwig in the festive setting of the Vienna Science Ball.

High Resonance for the New 1000 Ideas Programme

Off to a good start: around 400 researchers from Austrian research institutions have submitted applications for the first edition of the 1000 Ideas Programme. In a next step, the submitted research ideas are being evaluated for risk appetite and originality.

Funding Programme #ConnectingMinds: Searching for Responsible Answers

Research for the society of the 21st century

New FWF Supervisory Board Constituted - Sonja Puntscher Riekmann Elected Chair

The FWF Supervisory Board’s 6th term of office runs until 2023. It is composed of ten personalities from research and society.

FWF’s International Scientific Advisory Board Takes up Work

An international exchange of experience, including with the members of the Supervisory Board, was at the centre of the new Scientific Advisory Board‘s discussions.

Delegation from Taiwan Visits the FWF

In November the FWF received a visit from a Taiwanese delegation led by Dr. Yu-Han Tsou, the Vice-Minister of the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

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.