scilog - Project of the week
A New model for the Geographic Ranges of Species
In a project supported by the FWF, the biologist Jitka Polechová created a theoretical model to describe the spreading of animal and plant species. She was able to show that the underlying mechanisms are simpler than previously thought, which has important consequences for species conservation.
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Those who have visions don’t need to see a doctor, but rather the FWF. Starting in October, the 1,000 Ideas Programme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) helps researchers to turn their unconventional, bold and visionary research ideas into reality.
“Central European Science Partnership” on Track – New Funding Opportunities for Researchers in Central Europe
The FWF is stepping up its cooperation with its partner organisations in Poland (NCN), Slovenia (ARRS) and the Czech Republic (GA ČR). During the START/Wittgenstein Awards ceremony, the presidents of the four funding agencies took the next step and signed an agreement on expanding the project funding opportunities for researchers from the four countries.
The Austrian Science Fund FWF awards distinctions to a total of eight top researchers for outstanding research achievements.
To commemorate the anniversary of “150 years of Japanese-Austrian diplomatic relations,” the FWF, together with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, is organising its 12th joint call for proposals.
The "Plan S" initiative will enter into force in 2021 and provide free access to scholarly publications. Following an intensive consultation process, the revised principles and guidelines have now been published. Together with a number of internationally renowned funding organisations, the FWF supports the initiative and is well-prepared for its implementation.