Welcome to WWTF

The Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds (Vienna Science and Technology Fund) is a non-profit organisation established to promote science and research in Vienna. The Fund’s funding tools and methods are designed to strengthen top research in Vienna. Some of its calls are explicitly directed at promoting promising young scientists.
The WWTF obtains its funds from the “Privatstiftung zur Verwaltung von Anteilsrechten”, a private foundation in the financial sector which was set up in order to manage equity interests.

WWTF NewsAbout WWTF

WWTF is employing a programme manager (area: ICT / formal sciences). Job application until July 17. → Job-Announcement

The Open Access Policy for projects funded by WWTF can be found here.

Funding Programmes & CallsFunding Programmes & Calls

OPEN FUNDING CALLS

The Mathematics and ... Project Call 2016 is now in the full proposal phase - 22 out of the 67 short proposals have been invited.

The new Life Sciences Project Call 2016 is being processed. This time, the focus is on precision medicine. 64 short proposals have been submitted until January 15, 2016.

A new Vienna Research Group Call 2016 is open. New topic: complexity science.

RECENT FUNDING DECISIONS

The Call for Summer Schools in the Social Sciences and Humanities (with means of the City of Vienna, Wien Kultur) has been decided by the international expert jury. WWTF Board of Directors confirmed the recommendation of the call jury. Seven summer schools are funded.

The Vienna Research Groups Call 2015 - Computational Biosciences - has been decided by the international call jury. Jörg Menche joins CeMM and Filipa de Sousa joins the University of Vienna Wien, Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology.

The Cognitive Sciences Project Call 2015 is finished. The international jury selected five projects for funding.

Funded ProjectsFunded Projects

Christoph Becker (ICT12-046) publishes at ICSE'16 on sustainability in software engineering → article

VRG14 group leader Christopher Campbell (MFPL, University of Vienna) receives a FWF START Prize 2016.

Dirk Praetorius (MA14-044) elaborates on the increase of storage density by heat-assisted magnetic recording for hard drives → article

Markus Aspelmeyer (ICT12) publishes in Nature on the connection of quantum systems → Nature , → Uni Artikel

Jürgen Kleine-Vehn (boku) (VRG10-006) publishes on the specific role of the hormone auxin for plant growth in PNAS.

Andreas Weinhäusel (LS11) is organizing the 3rd Austrian Biomarker Symposium 2016.

Georg Weissenbacher, Vienna Research Groups publishes in "Proceedings of the IEEE" on automatic hardware verification.


WWTF Project Database: Brief information about funded projects and persons.