Can costs for hosting be paid out of FWF-funded projects?

Hospitality expenses can be paid in the exceptional cases given below. The principle of economic efficiency as well as the research institution’s own compliance and anti-corruption regulations apply. Please note that costs for alcoholic beverages and tips can never be charged to FWF projects.


Hospitality expenses for mainly external participants can only be charged if they are incurred in connection with a project meeting (project-specific) and comply with the research institution’s own in-house guidelines. As a rule, the currently valid Austrian daily rate (income tax treatment of per diem payments) of €26.40 per person applies.


It is important to the FWF to promote sustainability in all areas. Wherever possible, organizers should attempt to fulfill the Minimum requirements for sustainable events in Austria (link in German). 

Catering costs may be charged for self-organized, project-specific, full-day events (e.g. workshops) with a significant number of external participants. If an event extends over several days, a meal expressly for professional networking purposes may also be charged (as specified in the event program). The guideline value of €65.00 per person and event day applies. Farewell dinners or meals that are intended solely for community building are not eligible for funding.

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