currently open


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 have to be submitted by June 2nd, 2020. 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

currently open

The eleventh “Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators" call 2020 as part of the WWTF's Life Sciences programme is issued for two group leader positions and is now open. This group must address substantial state-of-the-art scientific research questions in the area of computational methods in the life sciences.

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.

WWTF grants up to two positions with up to € 1.6 million per research group for six to eight years years of funding.

Please submit proposals online by 2 pm, June 16, 2020.

Decisions are planned for December 2020. Hearings of selected candidates will take place in Vienna 3rd-4th December 2020.

For futher information please see the VRG20 Call Fiche, the VRG20 Guide for Writing a Proposal and the current VRG Funding Guidlines (German).

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

University of Vienna: 

Medical University of Vienna:

CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences:

TU Wien: 

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna:

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna:


 !!! IMPORTANT INFORMATION: due to the current situation the open Proposers’ Day on April 7, 2020 at WWTF office will not take place. The power point slides including more information is available below. If you have specific quesitons, please contact Donia Lasinger per e-mail or telephone. !!! 

Contact: Donia Lasinger

open upon invitation

The Vienna Science and Technology Fund Environmental Systems Research "Urban Regions" Call 2020 is open for Full Proposals from March 16, 2020! Full proposals (upon invitation) have to be submitted by May 20, 2020 at 2pm.
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 and the Guide for Writing a Full Proposal.

Contact Person: Elisabeth Nagl

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