Research Policy & Development

FWF IP Evaluation

Evaluation of the international programme portfolio of FWF

ZSI is evaluating the portfolio of instruments used by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) to support international cooperation of Austrian basic research

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) supports international cooperation of Austrian basic research with a set of dedicated funding instruments as well as procedures optimised for international cooperation. We evaluated the appropriateness, efficiency and effectiveness of the portfolio with a mixed set of quantitative and qualitative methods. It was the first time that a major research council commissioned an evaluation focusing explicitly on its international cooperation support instruments. Given the increasing internationalisation of scientific research, such an endeavour seems to be particularly timely and relevant.

We implemented this project together with the University of Manchester, the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)  as well as Digital Science. Results are available at FWF's website. The final report ist public and also attached here.


  • Dr. Alexander Degelsegger-Márquez (project leader)
  • MSc. Kaisa Granqvist
  • Magª (FH) Isabella E. Wagner, MA

Section: Research Policy & Development



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Tags: Austria, evaluation, internationalisation, research cooperation

Type: Policy Advice

Submission Date: 05/2016

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 07/2016 - 09/2017

Project Duration: 15 months