Gottfried and Vera Weiss Prize

2018 call

On behalf of the “Dr. Gottfried and Dr. Vera Weiss Science Foundation”, the FWF has issued a new call for project proposals in the field of meteorology and related disciplines with a meteorological focus on for example

  • Climate Research;
  • Atmospheric Research;
  • Environmental Research

Target group
Scientists who research in the field of meteorology as well as in related disciplines that are relevant to improvements and advances in meteorology.

Goals/purpose of the prize

  • Direct funding for top-notch science and research activities
  • Support for junior researchers

Requirements, duration and level of funding
An application as part of this call can be submitted within the Stand-Alone Projects or Erwin Schrödinger Fellowships.

In this call, the requirements for applicants as well as the amount and duration of funding are the same as the FWF's requirements and limits for the above-mentioned programmes.

However, the applicant is required to fill out an additional form(pdf, 0.9MB) explaining the relevance of the application to the specific theme of the call.

Additional information on the call
In Stand-Alone Projects funded by the foundation, general project costs will be increased to 10%; in the return phase following an Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship (where applicable), an additional 5% in general project costs will be approved.

Projects funded by the Weiss Science Foundation can be applied for and funded in combination with up to two ongoing/submitted projects within the framework of the Individual Projects and the International Programmes (bilateral projects).

When and how to apply

  • Start: 1 March 2018
  • Deadline: 31 May 2018 (date of postmark on the cover sheet!)
  • Applications are to be submitted in accordance with the application guidelines for the Stand-Alone Projects or Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship (plus the additional form) ) solely via the FWF’s electronic application portal elane (https://elane.fwf.ac.at/).

Award decisions

  • Funding decisions will be made by the management of the “Weiss Science Foundation” on the basis of the FWF Board's suggestions.
  • in December 2018.

The Weiss Foundation will make a total of €200,000 available for this call. Should the resources required for a project that is considered worthy of funding exceed the amount provided by the foundation, the FWF will fund the difference from its own budget.

Applications that receive outstanding reviews but cannot be funded by the foundation will undergo the FWF's usual procedures; in such cases, however, the special arrangement regarding additional general project costs will no longer apply.

For further details on the objectives of the “Dr. Gottfried and Dr. Vera Weiss Science Foundation” and on the decision-making procedure, please see Information on the Gottfried and Vera Weiss Science Foundation(pdf, 213KB)

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