FWF - New procedures and application guidelines


Overview of changes for Stand-Alone Projects (P), International Programmes (I), Clinical Research (KLIF) and Arts-Based Research (PEEK) from April 1, 2016 onward

  • Each researcher will be allowed to serve as the principal investigator in a maximum of two projects in the programmes listed above.
  • In addition, the amount of funding that can be requested in those programmes will be limited to a maximum of €400,000.00 per project.
  • At the same time, the maximum duration of projects in the programmes will be extended from 36 to 48 months,
  • while the option of extending a project's duration (without additional costs) will be shortened from 24 to 6 months. 

Another change will effect the acquisition of equipment. Here an important paragraph of the new guidelines:

"Please note that starting in the year 2016, it will not be possible to use FWF funds to acquire pieces of equipment with an acquisition value exceeding EUR 400 and less than EUR 24,000.00 including VAT. However, until January 1, 2017, funding for the project-specific use of equipment with an acquisition value in the range indicated above can be requested in the form of usage fees or rental costs.
From January 1, 2017 onward, the full acquisition cost of such equipment can be funded using FWF grants.
During a transition period (January–February 2017), the full acquisition costs of project-specific equipment acquired by the research institution in 2016 – regardless of whether or not usage fees were claimed in the statement of accounts for 2016 – can be funded retroactively using FWF grants (less any usage fees claimed in 2016)."