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

Our Mission:

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.

Our objectives are:

  • To strengthen Austria‘s international performance and capabilities in science and research as well as the country‘s attractiveness as a location for high-level scientific activities, primarily by funding top-quality research projects for individuals and teams and by enhancing the competitiveness of Austria‘s innovation system and its research facilities;
  • To develop Austria‘s human resources for science and research in both qualitative and quantitative terms based on the principle of researchdriven education;
  • To emphasize and enhance the interactive effects of science and research with all other areas of culture, the economy and society, and in particular to increase the acceptance of science and research through concerted public relations activities.


FWF – Austrian Science Fund

Sensengasse 1
A-1090 Vienna