We are very excited to announce the successful application of Martin Gaenszle for an FWF stand-alone project entitled The Scientific Legacy of Rene´ de Nebesky-Wojkowitz" (FWF P-31570) based here at our center. Uwe Niebuhr, whose long term research interest in de Nebesky-Wojkowitz served as the basis for this project, will be the lead investigator and Verena Widorn, who vitally contributed in the conception and realisation of the application will be responsible for the art historical analysis and contextualization of the collected material. Detailed information about the Nebesky project will be provided in our research section in the coming weeks.

We are thrilled about this important addendum to our research spectrum and would like to congratulate Martin Gaenszle, Uwe Niebuhr and Verena Widorn!

With great pleasure we can announce the successful application of Deborah Klimburg-Salter for an FWF standalone-project entitled "Cultural Formation and Transformation: Shahi Buddhist Art and Architecture from Afghanistan to the West Tibetan Frontier at the Dawn of the Islamic Era" (FWF P-31246) based here at our center and carried out in cooperation with Michael Alram (Coin Collection of the KHM, Vienna; Austrian Academy of Sciences). We would like to extending our congratulations and are much looking forward to the exciting addition to CIRDIS.

The exhibition "Discovering the Western Himalayas", organized by CIRDIS and opened in the course of our very successful event 'Discovering Tibet', has meanwhile been transformed into an online exhibition and is >available here< from now on.