These funding guidelines apply in principle to all of the FWF’s funding programmes. Different guidelines may be defined within the legal scope of action of the FWF for programmes that are administered and carried out on a contractual basis on behalf and on account of the federal government or third parties (cf. Art. 2b. (5) in conjunction with Art. 2a. (4) Research and Technology Funding Act, or FTFG, as amended).
Specific features of the individual funding programmes are defined in the application guidelines of the respective programmes. These include form requirements, required qualifications of the principal investigator, evaluation criteria and procedures, limits on the number of ongoing funded projects, cost categories and rules on the acquisition of equipment, reporting requirements, and exceptions to the ban on double funding / financing.