Evaluation START Programme & Wittgenstein Award
The Evaluation encompasses two different FWF programmes: the START programme and the Wittgenstein Award, from their start in1996 to 2014. Since 1996, 97 Start projects and 30 Wittgenstein awards were funded. START grants are the best-endowed and most prestigious grants available to junior researchers in Austria. The Wittgenstein Award provides both recognition and support to excellent scientists (up to 55 years of age) who have already produced exceptional scientific work and who occupy a prominent place in the international scientific community. Prize winners should be guaranteed the maximum possible level of freedom and flexibility in the performance of their research, thereby facilitating an increase in their scientific/scholarly productivity.