41 Full Proposals to the Pilot "Open Research Data" (ORD) Submitted

While the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) has so far primarily focused on Open Access to publications, the principle of openness will now be extended to research data as part of a long-term Open Science strategy.

Artemis Vakianis has been Appointed Executive Vice-President of FWF

The newly filled position of Executive Vice-President constitutes the final point in the appointment of the new FWF Executive Board. The Vice-President will take up her office in the beginning of September.

Open Science News June 2016

- The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century
- 83% of peer-reviewed publications resulting from FWF projects are Open Access
- Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Vienna on 5 July

Wittgenstein Award 2016 goes to Neuroscientist Peter Jonas

Six new top scholars accepted into the prestigious START Programme

Taftie Academy – "Webinar Gender Equality in Research Funding"

The webinar (2016-05-18) dealt with the implementation of gender equality at national and European level.

Biologist Klement Tockner new FWF President

In its meeting on 17 May, 2016, the Supervisory Board of the Austrian Science Fund FWF elected the Director of the German Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries for a four-year term.

FWF Annual Press Conference 2016: A Question of Perspective

A new financial framework, a new legal basis, a new interim president: not without challenges for the FWF, 2015 had bright and darker sides.

Changes in Funding Guidelines and Application Guidelines

As announced in mid-March adapted FWF funding guidelines and application guidelines take effect as of today, 1 April 2016. These guidelines can be found on the FWF website.

Open Access News

New Procedures and Application Guidelines

applicable to all grant proposals received by the FWF after April 1, 2016 in the programme categories listed below

Austrian Consortium Joins OAPEN

OAPEN Foundation and an Austrian consortium have agreed to make OAPEN’s deposit service for OA books available to all Austria-based researchers.

Pilot Programme “Open Research Data”

The FWF invites eligible applicants to submit outline proposals (letter of interest) from 18. January onward.

Pilot Programme “Open Research Data”

Supported by the Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung the FWF launches a pilot programme for projects focusing on Open Research Data (ORD) and invites eligible applicants to submit outline proposals (letter of interest) from mid-January 2016 onward.