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Experiences from the self-evaluation exercise presented to the fteval community.

The goal of the Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators (VRG) is to bring young excellent researchers from abroad to Vienna to start their first “genuine” group here. The VRG leaders receive substantial funding from WWTF (up to 1.6 mio € per group) for 6-8 years as well as a clear-cut career plan with a long-term perspective from the Vienna host institutions. The application is in tandem, i.e. the VRG leader applies together with the Vienna research institution. The topics of the progamme change every year.

The Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators were evaluated in 2021 with the help of a international review panels. The evaluation studies can be retrieved from the WWTF Website and in the fteval Repositorium.

Results and lessons learned from this self-evaluation exercise were presented to the fteval members in a dedicated event. It took place on August 31 at 10 pm in the premises of the WWTF.