Open Access funding for FWF projects

Please note that the policies for OA funding differ between the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the University of Vienna. The most important differences are:

FWFUni Vienna
PolicyOA mandatory. See OA policy of the FWF.OA recommended. See OA policy of the University of Vienna.
Price caps Gold OA

No price caps.

Up to EUR 2,000
Higher fees can be covered in certain cases. Details: OA publishing fund.

No price caps for OA publishing agreements with BMC, Frontiers and MDPI.

Price caps Hybrid OA

For projects approved between Nov 1, 2014 and Dec 31, 2020: up to EUR 1,500.

Funding for hybrid publications only if covered by OA publishing agreements. No price caps.
page charges, colour figures etc.No.No.
OA funding for monographs
Yes. Details: Stand-alone publications.No.
OA funding for journalsYes. Program: Funding to Establish or Modernise Scientific/Academic Journals to Comply with Plan SNo.

Please note:

  • As a general rule, OA funding for publications resulting from FWF projects is provided by the FWF  (for details/exceptions see "Funding requirements" of the OA publishing agreement in question).
  • Article processing charges not fully covered by the FWF due to the price cap are excluded from funding by the University of Vienna, i.e. any possible remaining amount has to be raised elsewhere.