The Austrian Science Fund (FWF), established in 1967, 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 the knowledge-based society, and thus to the creation of value and wealth in Austria.
On the 5th of April 2018 in Prague prof. Zbigniew Błocki, director of the NCN, and prof. Klement Tockner, FWF President, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two institutions. This bilateral agreement lays the cornerstone of work on a future joint funding opportunity for Polish-Austrian research teams. A new call for proposals MOZART, covering Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering, was launched in spring 2019.
Cooperation between NCN and FWF aimed at funding research projects carried out jointly by research teams from Poland and Austria will be continued in the framework of CEUS programme launched in February 2020.
dr Aneta Pazik, tel. 12 341 9171 (Humanities and Social Sciences)
dr Magdalena Godowska, tel. 12 341 9016 (General inquiries)