Young Independent Researcher Groups - Talented Scientists Wanted

Interdisciplinarity, innovative research approaches and networking are the focus of this funding programme operated jointly by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Joint Project Funding FWF – South Tyrol: New Funding Opportunities

The FWF and the Province of South Tyrol (Alto Adige) now offer researchers from Austria and South Tyrol the opportunity to apply for joint research projects. The basis for this new cooperation opportunity is an agreement signed by the Governor of South Tyrol, Arno Kompatscher, and FWF President Klement Tockner in May 2018.

Austrian Open Access Agreement with Publisher MDPI

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and 15 Austrian research institutions have entered into a fully transparent Gold Open Access agreement with the publisher MDPI.

FWF President Klement Tockner Congratulates Nuno Maulide on "Scientist of the Year" Award

Chemist Nuno Maulide best example for the compatibility of scientific excellence and lucid science communication.

Newly Designed FWF Application Guidelines now Available Online

The newly designed application guidelines for all funding programmes without deadlines are now available on the FWF website and are valid from 1 January 2019. The revised application forms will be installed in the electronic submission portal at the beginning of January 2019.

OECD Review Recommends more Competition and more Basic Research for Austria

FWF President Tockner sees clearly marked path ahead: More competition, innovative research collaboration and attracting creative talent are key to promoting top-level research

Austrian Consortium Announces Support of SciPost

As the first consortium worldwide, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and ten Austrian research institutes support SciPost, an Open Access publication platform in the field of physics.

FWF to fund seven interdisciplinary, cross-institutional Young Independent Researcher Groups

FWF approves EUR 13m worth of projects that will foster innovative, interdisciplinary collaboration of outstanding young researchers

Supervisory Board and Assembly of Delegates Give Early Approval for Reappointment of FWF Executive Board

Supervisory Board votes unanimously to reappoint FWF President Klement Tockner and his team for another term (up to 2024)

FWF Approves €76.1 Million Budget for Outstanding Research Projects

Three new Special Research Programmes and extension of six Doctoral Programmes

cOAlition S Presents Guidance on Plan S

Plan S focuses on a freely accessible, scientific Open Access publishing system that is more transparent, efficient and fair.

New FWF Application Guidelines to Facilitate Project Submissions as of 1 January 2019

The revision of the application guidelines is intended to make the requirements easier to understand, facilitate the submission process for applicants and simplify reporting for principal investigators.

International Accolades for FWF Annual Report

The FWF’s 2016 Annual Report wins international ARC Awards in three categories