Reinhold Mitterlehner and Pascale Ehrenfreund present Wittgenstein Award to Claudia Rapp. 20-year anniversary of START/Wittgenstein.

Austria's largest research prize awarded – Eight outstanding junior researchers inducted into the prestigious START Programme.

Science Europe Welcomes Protection of H2020 Budget

Science Europe welcomes the decision by the European Parliament’s Committees on Industry, Energy and Research (ITRE), Budget (BUDG) and Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) to protect the Horizon 2020 budget from a proposal to reallocate part of its funds for the EFSI plan.

FWF Annual Press Conference 2015: "Light and Shadows"

At the annual press conference, the FWF's Executive Board and its Managing Director presented facts and figures from the year 2014 and demonstrated how the FWF contributes to strengthening Austria as a location for science and research.

Opening of Science Europe High Level Workshop 2015

This year's High Level Workshop, which was organised by the FWF in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and Science Europe, was opened by Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner, FWF President Pascale Ehrenfreund and Science Europe President Miguel Seabra in Vienna on April 13th.

Open Access News

Lynne Chisholm, 1952 - 2015

The FWF is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Professor Lynne Chisholm on 1st March.

New tool for assessing academic journals

Quality Open Access Market (QOAM) is an assessment tool for researchers to evaluate more than 17.000 open access journals incl. conventional journals with an open access option.

High need for Open Access

In 2013 the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) has commissioned a survey among the Austrian scientific community.Questions concerning Open Access were also part of the survey.

Open Access Books funded by the FWF are highly used

This year the FWF E-Book Library and the OAPEN Library will grow to a level of around 300 books.

Open Access means the free (re-) use of research results

The FWF Open Access Policy will continue to require the use of Creative Commons licenses

Retiring President of the FWF Christoph Kratky analyses the state of Open Access in NATURE

Open Access to academic publications is on the tear, but the transition period seems to be long and expensive.

Science Europe Position Statement on the Budget for Horizon 2020

As European leaders meet to decide on the budget of the EU for the next seven years, the 50 major Research Performing and Research Funding Organisations that constitute Science Europe would like to stress the importance of adequate funding for research and innovation at the European level.