NF Research Groups Programme

The ÖAW’s “New Frontiers Groups” impulse programme, which has been announced twice so far, offers outstanding young scientists the opportunity to conduct independent research on a subject of their choice and to use the funds at their own discretion at an ÖAW institute for a limited period of time. This programme aims to create a flexible structure at the ÖAW by which it can respond rapidly to cutting-edge developments in science and research. Eligible candidates are expected to be at an early stage of their academic career, not more than seven years after receiving their doctoral degree (parental leave will be taken into account). The programme is also designed to innovate the ÖAW’s existing research portfolio. The projects funded will be given up to 1,5 million Euro for a maximum duration of five years.

Each application was submitted to at least two international experts for evaluation. The evaluators were named by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Following a hearing, an international jury proposed the awardees. The Presiding Committee of the ÖAW has selected the following projects for funding:

Project manager

Project title

OeAW-Research Unit

Wais Christina

Corpus Vitrearum-Medieval & Modern Stained Glass in Austria

Institute of History of Art and Musicology

Weber Michael

Studying the quark-gluon plasma via low-mass dielectrons

Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics

Brandt Marieke

Deciphering local power politics in Yemen's frontier provinces Sa'da and al-Jawf

Institute for Social Anthropology

Bock Christoph

High-throughput dissection and reprogramming of epigenetic drug resistance in leukemia

CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine

Konrad Gertrud

NoMoS: Beyond the Standard Model Physics in Neutron Decay

Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics

Bell Oliver

Investigating Chromatin Dynamics and Memory in vivo

IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology

Pradler Josef

New Frontiers in Particle Physics: Unraveling Dark Matter

Institute of High Energy Physics

Wolfram Marie-Therese

Multi-scale modeling and simulation of crowded transport in the life and social sciences

Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics


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