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The 12th Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators call 2021 is issued for up to two group leader position as part of the WWTF’s Cognitive Sciences programme.
- It addresses Vienna-based universities and research institutions that intend to hire an excellent young researcher from abroad for setting-up and managing an independent research group. Active recruitment procedures are mandatory.
- This group must address substantial state-of-the-art scientific research questions in the area of Cognitive Sciences incl. Neurosciences and advance the systematic understanding of cognitive processes in humans, animals and/or artificial cognitive systems.
- WWTF especially encourages Vienna-based research institutions to propose female group leaders.
- WWTF takes unconventional research careers into consideration.
- WWTF in total grants up to two positions with up to € 1.6 million per research group for six to eight years of funding.

For more details please refer to the VRG21 Call Fiche, the "Funding Guidlines for the Vienna Research Groups Programme" and to the "Guide for Writing a Proposal for the Vienna Research Groups Programme", both available online at

All interested parties are cordially invited to an online Proposers’ Day on April 7, 2021, 10 am - 12 noon (please contact us for registration).

For current advertisments of Viennese research institutions please follow the following links:

Medical University of Vienna:

University of Vienna:

Contact: Donia Lasinger

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The Vienna Science and Technology Fund Life Sciences 2021 Call “Chemical Biology” was opened on the 29th of January 2021. This call is open to researchers and clinical scientists at universities and non-university research institutions, who seek to conduct a cutting-edge research project (2 to 4 years) at the interface of chemistry and biology. Additional funding opportunities are available for collaborative projects between scientists in Vienna and Lower Austria. Details can be found in the Guide for Writing a Proposal and at

A total of € 4.5 million has been dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 200,000 to € 700,000. 

This is a two stage call: The deadline for short proposals was 13th April, 2021. Upon invitation, full proposals must be submitted by 24th August, 2021.

Please do not hesitate to contact the call manager for further information: Grace Liu

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WWTF received 99 short proposals for the Information and Communication Technology Call “Digital Humanism” in autumn 2020. An international jury selected 26 to be invited for submitting a full proposal until 28th of January 2021. The full proposals are now going into an international peer-review process by experts. The international jury will meet in spring for the selection of the projects to be funded. The funding decision will be announced in late May after the WWTF Board meetings.

For more information on the call’s topic "Digital Humanism", please go to

See also the Call Fiche below for more information on the specification of the call.

Contact Person: Michael Strassnig

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