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The Austrian Science Fund FWF (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) is Austria's central institution for the promotion of basic research. The FWF aims at the progression of science at a high international level. It contributes to cultural development, to the expansion of the knowledge-based society and thus to the increase of added value and prosperity in Austria.

The objectives of the FWF are:

  • Strengthening Austria's scientific performance in international contexts and its attractiveness as a science hub, above all by promoting top-level research by individuals or teams, but also by contributing to improving the competitiveness of research institutions and the Austrian science system.
  • Qualitative and quantitative expansion of the research potential according to the principle "education through research".
  • Increased communication and expansion of the interactions between science and all other areas of cultural, economic and social life, whereby the acceptance of science in particular is to be consolidated by systematic public relations work.

It was not self-evident that the FWF would become a partner for the Citizen Science Network Austria. That is why we are all the more pleased that in the FWF we have not only gained a partner with an outstanding national and international reputation, but also an active member who is involved in working groups and thus helps to create the basis for excellent research in the field of citizen science in Austria. We would like to express our sincere thanks for the support in the past years and hope for continued excellent cooperation in the future.

For the Fond zu Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF)
President, Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner

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