[CALL] FWF-Research Groups (FG)


Deadline: 2024-09-30

for 3 to 5 scientists working on complex research questions or developing new ones and pursuing interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approaches, independent of location

please note the internal submission procedure
internal deadline: 2024-09-16

Target group

The program is aimed at  teams of 3 to 5 internationally outstanding researchers from all scientific disciplines, in particular from the humanities, social sciences, and cultural sciences, working at Austrian research institutions.

Funding goals

Research Group funding is mainly intended to support joint multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary projects conducted by outstanding researchers. Research Groups establish research on an innovative topic in Austria for the first time or expand or supplement existing key research focuses at research institutions.

Funding period and funding amount

Up to €1.5 million for 5 years


  • Consortium of 3 to 5 active researchers with outstanding research records by FWF standards
  • A target of 30% of the underrepresented gender in the consortium; the composition of the consortium is one of the deciding factors in the review and evaluation process.
  • For further details, please see the application guidelines.