The Role of Competitive Research Funding in Science
On the occasion of Austria’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in fall 2018, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) will, together with the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBFW), organize a high profile public event on October 22.
Based on the importance of third party funding for society as well as for an institute like IST Austria the role of competitive research funding in science will be discussed from different angles:
What are competitive research grants? What societal and institutional factors should be considered when implementing them? What institutional effects have to be considered? And what is the impact of competitive research grants on society?
Top speakers from all across Europe come together to share their views on project related funding in an institutional framework. The goal is to provide a platform for exchange and discussion in the area of public sector research with a special focus on curiosity driven research.