currently open

The special call "Digital Humanism 2020" within the thematic programme Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is open!

  • The submission deadline for short proposals is 2pm on the 22nd of September 2020. This is a two-stage call (for the timeline, see below).
  • WWTF wants to position Vienna as an internationally strong location for developing Digital Humanism as a movement and paradigm.
  • The proposed project should improve the understanding of current fundamental questions in digitalisation in its social and human dimensions and thereby aim at re-conceptualizing the development of digital technologies.
  • Researchers from both Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH, including art-based research) and ICT (Computer Sciences and related fields) and related fields should collaborate across disciplines.
  • Project duration is 2-4 years. In total, at least € 2.0 million are dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 200,000 to 400,000.
  • For more information on the topic "Digital Humanism", please go to

Preliminary Schedule: 

Please note that due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis and its "unknown unknowns" this schedule might be subject to change. We apologize for that. By all means we will provide sufficient time to the applicants for developing ideas and writing a proposal. 

  1. Opening of the call: mid-April 2020
  2. Matchmaking Event: June 19, 2020 (see below for registration)
  3. Deadline for submission of short proposals (online): September 22, 2020, 2 pm.
  4. Communication about the invitation to submit a full proposal: Early November 2020
  5. Deadline for submission of full proposals: January 28, 2021, 2 pm.
  6. Communication of the funding decision: End of May 2021

For more details kindly refer to the Call fiche, the Guide for Writing a Short Proposal (both below) as well as the WWTF Funding Guidelines.

Applications for joint projects from institutions in Niederösterreich are welcome in this call. For details, please see or read the specifics in the "Guide for Writing a Proposal" (file link below)

IMPORTANT: In order to facilitate new collaboration possibilities between SSH and ICT, WWTF set up a Matchmaking Platform to find partners. We kindly ask you to use to occasion. Please register for the plattform with a short profile and take part in the online matching event on June 19, 2020! ( )

Please do not hesitate to contact the Call Managers for more information: Michael Strassnig or Donia Lasinger

open upon invitation

The Vienna Science and Technology Fund Life Sciences 2020 Call “Precision Medicine” opened on the 20th of January 2020. The Precision Medicine 2020 call invites researchers and clinical scientists at universities and non-university research institutions, who want to conduct a cutting-edge research project (2 to 4 years) with a major focus on precision medicine based on omics technologies and patient cohorts. Proposals should bring together scientists from different scientific disciplines such as biology, medicine and systems biology to foster interactive partnerships. 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 € 5 million are dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 200,000 to € 900,000. 
This is a two stage call: Short proposals had to be submitted by June 2nd, 2020.  In total, 82 Short Proposals were submitted and 24 were selected by an international expert panel to submit a full proposal. Full proposals have to be submitted by October 1st, 2020.

For more information please refer to

Additionally, WWTF offers personal consultation by appointment.
Please do not hesitate to contact the call manager for more information:
Johanna Trupke


being processed

The second WWTF call “Environmental Systems Research” with a focus on Urban Regions in 2020 closed on Thursday, January 23, 2020. 61 short proposals have been submitted. These proposals were evaluated by an international jury. The decision on the short proposals was announced in March 2020. As a result thereof, 23 teams were invited to submit a full proposal until June 3, 2020 (extension of the deadline by 2 weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic). The full proposals are currently under peer-review.

This project call addresses researchers who want to conduct a cutting-edge research project (2 to 4 years) in the field of environmental systems research with a major focus on urban regions. Proposals should address highly socially relevant questions in the field of urban environments and be interdisciplinary in nature. Bringing together researchers from different scientific disciplines in order to foster interactive partnerships is another key element of this call.  In total 4.5 m € are dedicated to this call.

For more information on the call please refer to the ESR20 Call Fiche.

Contact Person: Elisabeth Nagl

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