Anniversary Fund

The OeNB’s Anniversary Fund in a nutshell

The Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) was established in 1966 to mark the bank’s 150th anniversary. Since then, it has provided a total of 10,150 projects in basic Research with funding of some EUR 832 million. Furthermore, since 2004, the Anniversary Fund has contributed up to EUR 75 million a year to the endowment of the National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development (National Foundation). This contribution enables other important domestic organizations that support research activities, including the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), to provide reliable long-term funding frameworks.

  • Interview

    Tobias Boos

    Dr. Tobias Boos heads a bitcoin-related research project supported by the Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank. The researcher from the University of Vienna examines the cultural political economy of bitcoin in the global south. His current project zeroes in on the recent bitcoin adoption in El Salvador.

    Tobias Boos