FWF | netidee Science
The objective behind netidee Science funding is to support independent basic research on the opportunities and challenges presented by the internet and related innovations at Austria's universities and non-university research institutions.
The netidee Science award for excellent online research is financed by the charitable foundation Internet Stiftung.
The Internet Stiftung itself is committed to further developing the internet in Austria and to ensuring a free and well-regulated access to all that it offers. The netidee Science award and its funding for basic research in this field are intended to support and strengthen this guiding principle.
Funding is provided for forward-looking research projects that advance scientific knowledge about the internet, its underlying technologies and methods, and the resulting social aspects. Topics can range from projects on basic technologies, the Internet of Things, information security, and data protection, to research into communication systems, social networks, and new forms of digital communication and their impact on society.
The netidee Science award does not focus on technology alone, but also on the economic, social, and political aspects of the internet.
Further information: https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/fwf-programmes/netidee-science