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Digital Humanism Roadmaps 2022


Support for the elaboration of a tailor-made strategic roadmap for embedding Digital Humanism in organizations.

In order to support the elaboration of strategies/roadmaps for the implementation of the ideas of Digital Humanism in organizations, the two funding organizations WWTF and Vienna Business Agency have launched a joint call for proposals for the first time. Companies are supported by the Vienna Business Agency, research institutions by the WWTF. The cooperation of different players from business, science and civil society is a prerequisite to participate in the call.

Funding: 80%, the maximum funding is EUR 40.000 per project in form of a grant. A total of at least EUR 400,000 is available.

Call is open from: 28.4.-12.07.2022

Guiding question: What does the respective research institution or company want to achieve in the next few years in order to further develop digitialization in the sense of enlightenment and humanism, based on a human-centered approach? The funding aims to support the development of strategic roadmaps on how to embed Digital Humanism in the respective organization.

Who: Existing Viennese companies and research institutions in mandatory partnership with a complementary stakeholder. One application can be submitted per organization.

What: Personnel costs, external services such as costs related to development of the roadmap with the complementary partner, for workshops, material and consumption costs, etc.

Eligibility Criteria: Clarity of the objectives and work plan, convincingness of the planned steps after the implementation of the roadmap, commitment of the organizations' leadership, strength of the organisational partnership, contribution to the implementation of the ideas of Digital Humanism, planned impact of the action.

Applications will be evaluated by external jury members.

Project duration: maximum nine months

Submission: Ongoing until 12.07.2022. Applications can be submitted in German or English. The submission takes place electronically via cloud.wirtschaftsagentur.at. To upload the application you need an individual access - please contact Donia Lasinger or Petra Steinkogler to create your personal account.

Contact: Depending on whether you are part of an existing company or a research institution, the Business Agency or the WWTF are available for further information and questions!

Are you a research institution / will the roadmap be created for a research institution?

You will find the tender guidelines, application form and further documents in the documents section below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Donia Lasinger!

Are you an existing company / will the roadmap be created for an existing company?

Please contact Petra Zwirn +43 1 25200 427 or zwirn@wirtschaftsagentur.at) and have a look at their website.

Networking, further information and events:
  • Kick-Off Event: 27.4.2022, 15-18. Click here for further information and here to go to the recording of the event.
  • Digital Matchmaking Even: 18.05.2022 10:00-13:30: Use our matchmaking platform https://roadmaps.b2match.io/ for current information and to network with other stakeholders or even to find your cooperation partner! You will also find a wide range of further details on Digital Humanism. Register now to participate!

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Information and Communication Technology 2022


The Vienna Science and Technology Fund’s ICT Call in 2022 started on 1st February. This call is open to researchers at universities and non-university research institutions, who seek to conduct a cutting-edge research projects (2 to 4 years) to address a fundamental research question in ICT fields. Additional funding opportunities are available for collaborative projects between scientists in Vienna and Lower Austria. Details can be found in the Call Specifications and at wwtf.at/noe.

A total of € 6 million has been dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 400,000 to € 800,000. 

This is a two stage call:

  • Deadline for short proposal: 12thApril, 2022 at 2pm 
  • Deadline for full proposals (upon invitation): 30th August, 2022 at 2pm

Further information can be found in the following documents. Please do not hesitate to contact the call manager for further information: Grace Liu

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Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators 2022


The 13th Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators call 2022 is issued for up to two group leader position as part of the WWTF’s Environmental Systems Research 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 environmental systems research.
  • 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 VRG 22 Call Fiche and to the "Call Specifications".

!!! Please be aware that the submission deadline is on June 15th 2pm (changed from the 16th due to public holiday) !!! 

You can find more details regarding WWTF's new funding guideline here.

All interested parties were cordially invited to an online Proposers’ Day on April 6, 2022, 10 am - 12 noon, please find the slides below.

Announcements of Viennese Research Institutions:

Please do not hesitate to contact the Call Manager for more information:
Donia Lasinger
donia.lasinger@wwtf.at
Tel.: +43-1-402 31 43 - 16

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Life Sciences 2022


The Vienna Science and Technology Fund Life Sciences 2022 Call “Public Health” opened on the 28th of October 2021. This call is open to researchers at universities and non-university research institutions, who seek to conduct a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research projects (2 to 4 years) to explore and develop innovative methods and tools to improve health at a population level. Additional funding opportunities are available for collaborative projects between scientists in Vienna and Lower Austria. Details can be found in the Call Specifications and at wwtf.at/noe.

A total of € 3,0 million has been dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 250,000 to € 500,000. 

Funding decision will be communicated in October 2022.

Please do not hesitate to contact the call manager for further information: Benjamin Missbach

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