Austria's most highly endowed science awards have found their latest recipients: on the recommendation of an international jury of experts, the Austrian Science Fund FWF honours eight researchers – with one Wittgenstein Award and seven START Awards. The mathematician Adrian Constantin was honored with the Wittgenstein Award, endowed with EUR 1.5 million, who will use the funding to consolidate his position spearheading international research. Through its Wittgenstein and START programmes, the FWF launches research projects with a total investment volume of EUR 9.5 million.
START excellence grants: EUR 1.2 million each for aspiring top researchers from Graz, Leoben, Innsbruck and Vienna
In addition to the Wittgenstein Award, the Austrian Science Fund FWF also conferred this year's START excellence awards. From a field of 111 applicants, the jury chose seven researchers in a very competitive selection process.
A statement by members of the Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations on the role of science and research in the Corona crisis
The FWF is building an international network to promote multinational research into the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
Second joint call of FWF and FFG provides for funding of five projects in the field of quantum research
Coronavirus Pandemic: Basic Research Proves its Effectiveness and Relevance – the FWF Supports the Researchers
Understanding the virus, developing drugs and vaccines, and researching the economic, social, and legal consequences: desperately needed answers require well-funded basic research
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.
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.
Research for the society of the 21st century
The FWF Supervisory Board’s 6th term of office runs until 2023. It is composed of ten personalities from research and society.
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.
Outstanding Projects in Basic and Cutting-edge Research: 76th FWF Board Meeting Approves Roughly EUR 75.6 Million
30.8 million euros for coordinated programmes round off 2019
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.
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.