Programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK)

Target group
Any person engaged in arts-based research who has the necessary qualifications


  • Support high quality and innovative arts-based research in which artistic practice is integral to the inquiry.
  • Increase research capacity, quality and international standing of arts-based researcher in Austria.
  • Increase both public awareness and awareness within the academic and the arts communities of arts-based research and its potential applications.


  • Artistic/academic quality and standing
  • sufficient free capacity
  • required infrastructure (Connection to an appropriate university or non-university institution in Austria, so that the necessary documentation, support and quality of the results are ensured)

to a maximum of 48 months

Depending on the individual project project-specific costs (personnel and non-personnel costs) may be requested. The number of reviews required depends on the level of funding requested.

via the FWF’s electronic application portal (elane).

  • one call a year in spring
  • Date of start of the next call for proposals: 12th April 2021
  • End of the next call for proposals: 28th May 2021
  • in English
  • Precise description of goals and methodology (max. 48 months)


  • by the FWF Board based on an international review process
  • The review process is carried out with the involvement of the international PEEK Board
  • Next funding decision in March 2022

Application Forms