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Empirical Social Sciences 2022


The WWTF launches the call " Quantitative Data Research", a pilot call in the field of Empirical Social Sciences. This call is open to researchers at universities and non-university research institutions, who seek to conduct a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research projects (duration: 2 to 4 years) on the basis of large data sets on socially relevant issues.

A total of € 3,0 million has been dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 250,000 to € 600,000. 

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.

This is a two stage call:

Deadline for Short Proposals: October 6, 2022 - 2 p.m. CET.

Deadline for Full Proposals (by invitation): February 15, 2023 - 2 p.m. CET.

On June 23, 2022, an online info event for the call was held. Due to the limitation of our Zoom account to 100 participants, it was not possible for all interested parties to participate. We therefore recorded the presentation of Statistics Austria on the Austrian Microdata Center. The presented information of the WWTF about the call can be found in the detailed documents below, i.e. the presentation of the WWTF did not contain any additional information beyond the documents.

Information on the Austrian Microdata Center is now online

Please see the documents below for details on the call and in particular its thematical scope.

Contact for information about the call: Michael Strassnig

open upon invitation

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

For applicants invited to the full proposal stage, an online information session will be held on 12th July at 10am. 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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Digital Humanism Roadmaps 2022


Digital Humanism Roadmaps

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 launched a joint call for proposals for the first time. Companies are supported by the Vienna Business Agency, research institutions by the WWTF. The deadline was on July 12th, 2pm. The proposals are currently under evaluation. Applicants will be informed about the outcome.

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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".

Submission deadline: June 15th 2pm 

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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