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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

open upon invitation

The Vienna Science and Technology Fund Life Sciences 2021 Call “Chemical Biology” 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, using small molecules to understand and manipulate biological systems with molecular precision. Proposals should bring together scientists from different scientific disciplines such as chemistry, biology and related biomedical disciplines 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 € 4.5 million is 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. 70 short proposals were submitted, from which 23 have been selected for the full proposal stage. The submission deadline for full proposals is 2pm on 24th August 2021.

WWTF offers personal consultation by appointment.
Please do not hesitate to contact the call manager for more information: Grace Liu

For more information please refer to:


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