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Thinking About Something, Darling?
The physicist Thomas Beyer and his research group have been investigating how to measure human brain activity. The low-impact method they developed is fully automatic and should help to improve diagnoses in such areas as the field of neurology.
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An increase in the funding volume, longer project durations and rolling submissions—starting in April 2021, ESPRIT offers highly qualified postdocs an improved opportunity for advancing their academic careers. ESPRIT strives to support researchers as best as possible in their career development, to integrate them into Austrian cutting-edge research, and to further promote equal opportunities and diversity.
The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is one of the Austrian partners participating in an EU-funded twinning project with Georgia. The goal is to strengthen the exchange of knowledge and collaboration in the fields of science and research in Georgia.
The Austrian Science Fund FWF is among the supporters of the international Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA). A broad alliance of publishers, research organisations, and other interested parties such as Wikimedia or Wellcome Trust has committed itself to promoting the unrestricted availability of abstracts of scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters.
Change at the Top of the Austrian Science Fund FWF – President Klement Tockner Switches to Senckenberg Society for Nature Research in Frankfurt
At the end of 2020, Klement Tockner will leave the Austrian Science Fund FWF and become the Director General of the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research. The Austrian Science Fund FWF will be advertising for his successor.
New Chapter in Doctoral Training: for the First Time, Universities of Applied Sciences and Universities Train Researchers Together
Doctoral students are being offered a new career path in Austria: the funding programme doc.funds.connect enables universities of applied sciences and universities to offer joint doctoral training. Initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), the programme is open to mixed teams from both institutions. In cooperation with the Christian Doppler Research Association, the Austrian Science Fund FWF is launching a first call on 21 September 2020.