15 January 2020.



(Partially Funded)


1000 Ideas Programme.

With the pilot project (1st call for proposals Nov. 2019), the FWF supports the promotion of completely new, daring or particularly original research ideas that lie outside the current scientific understanding. The key aim is to investigate future-oriented research topics with high scientific and transformative potential.

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The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is Austria’s central funding organization for basic research.

The purpose of the FWF is to support the ongoing development of Austrian science and basic research at a high international level. In this way, the FWF makes a significant contribution to cultural development, to the advancement of our knowledge-based society, and thus to the creation of value and wealth in Austria.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Research.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

24 months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Qualified principal investigators—both established researchers and those at the beginning of their career—who work or want to work at Austrian research institutions.
  • Formal applications are submitted by the Austrian research institution; there is no limit to the number of applications that can be submitted by a research institution.
  • A principal investigator can only be involved in one project application. The FWF’s limit on the number of funded projects in other programmes does not apply to applications for the 1000 Ideas Programme.
  • International scientific or scholarly publications
  • During the course of the project, the principal investigator must be employed at least 50% at a research institution; this must be confirmed by the research institution.
  • Anonymous submission, i.e. the identity, the career level of the researchers or the name of the research institution must not be recognizable from the research proposal

1- a project description primarily addressing the project’s transformative potential and its scientific and scholarly foundation.

2-a description addressing the planned realisation of the proposed research including a logical and step-by-step plan and.

3-a risk assessment, concluded by a list of works cited (references).

  • The proposals received will be checked very rigorously with regard to form and anonymity, and proposals that do not meet the requirements will be excluded.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Maximum of €150,000.
  • These costs will be covered: Personnel costs for the own position (up to max. 50 %) as well as employees, material, equipment, travel, other costs and 5 % general project costs. The funding of doctoral positions is not possible.

How to Apply

First Step: create an account in FWF website from here.

Second Step:Submission an application online from here.

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