Mathematician and Computer Scientist Herbert Edelsbrunner and Ethnomusicologist Ursula Hemetek win the 2018 Wittgenstein Awards

Six outstanding young researchers to receive grants under the START Programme

FWF Concludes Partnership Agreement with South Tyrol

Under a new scheme, South Tyrolean and Austrian researchers may now jointly apply for research funding.

Record-breaking Potential

FWF fosters top-level scientific achievements

Portfolio Evaluation of International Programmes

An analysis provides excellent testimony for the international programmes of the FWF.

50 Years FWF – 50 Years of Cutting-Edge Research in Austria

The Austrian Science Fund has been setting international quality standards in basic research in Austria for half a century.

Weiss Prize 2017 goes to Neuroscientist Kai Kummer from the Medical University of Innsbruck

The award-winning project at the MUI’s Department of Physiology and Medical Physics is designed to open new vistas for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Austrian Open Access Agreement with Publisher Frontiers

Under a landmark Open Access Publishing Framework Agreement signed in Vienna on December 20th, 2017 between the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the University of Vienna and the publisher Frontiers, Austrian researchers affiliated to or supported through these institutions may from January 1st, 2018 publish their articles in Frontiers’ open-access journals through a simplified process that covers article processing charges.

Austrian Science Fund FWF Congratulates Heinz Fassmann on his Appointment as Minister of Science

FWF President Klement Tockner finds many signs of a fresh start in the new government’s programme and looks to the future with confidence and optimism.

Alliance for Cutting-edge Research and the Future

Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations submits a list of stipulations to coalition negotiators.

SPÖ, ÖVP, FPÖ, Green Party and NEOS Present Their Positions on Science, Research and Universities

Parties pledge structural reforms, new strategies and investments vis-à-vis the Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations.

Meeting of Central European Funding Organisations in Ljubljana

On 6 and 7 September 2017, the heads of research funding organisations from five Central European countries met in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

FWF President Tockner’s “International Weeks”

A symposium in China, an agreement with Moscow and the appointment to the Science Europe Governing Board. The FWF also received visitors from Georgia and Hungary.

FWF – We Fund the Future!

Today’s investments in research represent a fundamental insurance for overcoming society's future challenges.

Pilot programme Open Research Data (ORD): Twelve Projects Could be Funded

Open access to qualified research data is a precondition for the reproducibility, verification and falsification of data for further scientific and practical purposes. Hence, the FWF, supported by the Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung, has initiated the pilot programme Open Research Data (ORD) in order to create role models for the openness of research data in the digital age.