Strengthening the Next Generation of Scientists with doc.funds

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) earmarks some EUR 11 million to enable young researchers to engage in research excellence. The goal of doc.funds: attracting, training and retaining talent.

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.

International Accolades for FWF Annual Report

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

The FWF Supports the Open Access Initiative ‘cOAlition S’

Science without publication paywalls: ‘cOAlition S’ for the realisation of full and immediate Open Access

FWF President Tockner Welcomes Advancement Drive for Research, Technology and Innovation

RTI summit in spring 2019: RTI Strategy 2030, excellence initiative, Research Funding Act, consolidation of research councils, research funding database

The Austrian Science Board and the FWF Respond to the Recent Media Reports on the Questionable Practices of Several Scholarly Publishers

Austrian research institutions have been setting standards for quality assurance in scholarly publications for years.

FWF Executive Board Decides to lift some Application Restrictions

As of August 2018, the increase in the FWF’s budget will translate into immediate benefits for the scientific community in Austria.

69th Meeting of the FWF Board Approves Approximately EUR 31 Million for Outstanding Projects in Basic and Cutting-edge Research

Applications amount to around EUR 121 million, approval rate around 25 percent

FWF Strengthens Collaboration with Israel

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with Israel’s Ministry of Science with a view to enhancing collaboration in science and research.