More Room for Flashes of Genius: FWF Launches the 1,000 Ideas Programme

Those who have visions don’t need to see a doctor, but rather the FWF. Starting in October, the 1,000 Ideas Programme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) helps researchers to turn their unconventional, bold and visionary research ideas into reality.

“Central European Science Partnership” on Track – New Funding Opportunities for Researchers in Central Europe

The FWF is stepping up its cooperation with its partner organisations in Poland (NCN), Slovenia (ARRS) and the Czech Republic (GA ČR). During the START/Wittgenstein Awards ceremony, the presidents of the four funding agencies took the next step and signed an agreement on expanding the project funding opportunities for researchers from the four countries.

Philipp Ther and Michael Wagner are Austria's New Wittgenstein Award Winners

The Austrian Science Fund FWF awards distinctions to a total of eight top researchers for outstanding research achievements.

FWF President Klement Tockner Congratulates Iris Rauskala on her Appointment as Minister of Science

The new Minister of Science Iris Rauskala is a profound expert in basic research. President Tockner also expressed his thanks to outgoing Minister Heinz Faßmann and his team.

Open Access – Final Version of Plan S Published

The "Plan S" initiative will enter into force in 2021 and provide free access to scholarly publications. Following an intensive consultation process, the revised principles and guidelines have now been published. Together with a number of internationally renowned funding organisations, the FWF supports the initiative and is well-prepared for its implementation.

FWF Approves About EUR 30 Million for Outstanding Top-level Research Projects

Applications amount to around EUR 106 million, approval rate stands at 28.1 percent

Final Statement of the 2019 Global Research Council Meeting: Does a Focus on Impact Circumscribe Diversity and Creativity in Research?

How significant is impact in basic research? Should researchers do more in future to highlight the impact of their work on society and the economy? What are the differences between roles and strategies of research funding organisations with respect to the impact of the projects supported by them?

European Forum Alpbach: Liberty and Security

The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and FWF will jointly host a Breakout Session on Artificial Intelligence and Governance on 23 August 2019.

Top Researchers from Austria are More Competitive than Ever

Minister of Science Heinz Faßmann and Austrian Science Fund FWF President Klement Tockner strongly advocate competition in basic research

Excellence in Focus

A political scholar at the Haus des Meeres, a mathematician who juggles and a musicologist at a dance studio: Research carrying the “FWF” label stands for excellence and diversity.

FWF Establishes International Scientific Advisory Board

Excellence in research arises from a continuous comparison on an international level. This fundamental principle applies not only to researchers, but also to funding agencies. That is why the FWF is moving a step forward and establishes an international Scientific Advisory Board to challenge its funding activities with state-of-the-art expertise from world-renowned researchers.

Geologist Christoph Spötl Wins 2018 Weiss Award

The researcher at the Department of Geology, University of Innsbruck investigates climate data from the “Little Ice Age”

More Funds and Flexibility for FWF Career Programmes

With its draft multi-annual programme and continued improvement of existing career programmes, FWF hopes to further advance the establishment of researchers, especially of women, in the scientific community – the consultation process will continue until the end of this year.

FWF Career Programmes: FWF Dialogue to Continue until the End of the Year

The FWF has begun its discussions on the draft for further developing its career programmes and has extended the deadline for completing the consultation processes by the end of this year.

Outstanding Projects in Basic Research: 72nd Meeting of the FWF Board Approves Around EUR 47.5 Million

Total requested funding came to some EUR 180.7 million, approval rate at 26.3 percent