Innovation Fund "Research, Science and Society"

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) established an Innovation Fund "Research, Science and Society" in 2015 to support extraordinarily innovative projects from all areas of the Academy. All ÖAW staff and members are eligible to apply. Projects up to a maximum of € 300.000 will be funded. Funding will be provided for a maximum of two years.

First Innovation Fund Call 2015

44 proposals from both staff (38) and members (6) were submitted. The call was managed by Administration Institutes, Support Science and Research. The Presiding Committee selected proposals based on international peer reviews with a view to the projects’ radical innovation potential, impact and multi- and/or interdisciplinary approach.

Funded projects