Call for Applications: €8 Million Grant Program “New Frontiers Groups” for Young Scientists Launched by Austrian Academy of Sciences

bridges, vol. 33, May 2012 / News from the Network: Austrian Researchers Abroad

OEAWBy establishing the New Frontiers Groups (NFG) program, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) is focusing on investigator-driven innovative research in order to promote promising academic careers and to further strengthen the Academy's research portfolio.

The OeAW invites applications from highly talented scientists and scholars at early stages of their careers to establish a New Frontiers Group under the auspices of the OeAW (see list of potential OeAW host institutes).

Target group:
Outstanding (junior) scientists and scholars from Austria and abroad.

Objectives:
NFGs are intended for cutting-edge research. The main purposes of the program are the following:
• to provide sustained support for outstanding junior scientists and researchers, and particularly to provide incentives for scientists and researchers from abroad to conduct independent research in Austria;
• to promote renewal in the OeAW's existing research portfolio by enabling New Frontiers Groups to contribute innovative research approaches that have not been addressed sufficiently in the past.
Applicants are invited to submit a project proposal characterized by novelty and high originality, focusing on new areas and approaches within the Academy's research portfolio.


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