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ME/CFS 2024


The call “ME/CFS 2024 - Understanding ME/CFS” opened for submissions on 20th March 2024. This call is open to researchers in Vienna who seek to conduct a cutting-edge research project (15 months max.) that aim to advance our understanding of etiopathogenesis, diagnostics and/or therapy of post-acute infectious diseases, namely ME/CFS.

This call is co-financed by the WE&ME Foundation and WWTF in equal shares. A total of € 600.000 has been dedicated to this call. The maximum funding per project is € 100,000. Collaborative projects between scientists in Vienna and Lower Austria, so-called Joint Projects also possible.

  • Deadline for proposals: 18th June 2024 - 2pm (CET)
  • The funding decision is expected in October 2024

Matchmaking
Researchers interested in this call are encouraged to register and connect on our networking platform to find complementary researchers for your proposal and beyond: https://me-cfs-2024.b2match.io/

Information Session
An online Information session was held on 26th of March via Zoom. Click here to watch the recording of the information session.

For more details, please get in touch with the call managers
Benjamin Missbach | benjamin.missbach@wwtf.at | Tel.: +43 1 402 31 43 19
Grace Liu | grace.liu@wwtf.at | Tel.: +43 1 402 31 43 12

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Life Sciences 2024


The Life Sciences 2024 Call “Synthetic Biology” opened for submissions on 30th January 2024, the submission deadline was 9th April 2024. This call was open to researchers in Vienna who seek to conduct a cutting-edge research project (2 – 4 years) that draws upon the design and construction approaches of synthetic biology to further understanding of a fundamental question in the life sciences.

A total of € 6.5 million has been dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 400,000 – € 900,00. Additional funding opportunities are available for collaborative projects between scientists in Vienna and Lower Austria. Details can be found at Joint Projects - WWTF. 

This is a two-stage call:

  • Deadline for short proposals: 9th April 2024, 2pm
  • Deadline for full proposals (upon invitation): 20th August 2024, 2pm
  • Applicant response phase (for full proposal applicants only): 14th – 26th November 2024 (exact dates provided in early November)
  • The funding decision is expected in mid-December 2024

Further information can be found in the “Call Specifications” and “Submission Guideline” document below. Please do not hesitate to contact the call manager Grace Liu for more details.

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Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators 2024


The 15th Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators call 2024 is issued for up to three group leader positions as part of the WWTF’s Information and Communication Technology 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.
  • The proposed field of research should contribute to fundamental scientific advancement in the area of AI/ML. A special emphasis of this call is to link AI theory with data and knowledge of other research fields.
  • 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 three positions with up to € 1.6 million per research group for six to eight years of funding. Please submit proposals online. 
  • For more details please refer to the VRG 24 "Call Specifications" and the "Submission Guideline".

Hearing dates: Monday, 30 September and Tuesday, 1 October 2024

The submission deadline for proposals was March 19th, 2024. The call is now under evaluation.

For more information please contact:

Petra Steinkoglerpetra.steinkogler@wwtf.at, Tel.: + 43 1 402 31 43 14

Michael Strassnig, michael.strassnig@wwtf.at, Tel.: + 43 1 402 31 43 15

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Environmental Systems Research 2024


The Environmental Systems Research 2024 Call „Urban Environments” opened for submissions on 5th October 2023. This call is directed at researchers in Vienna who seek to conduct a cutting-edge research project (2 - 4 years) to address fundamental questions relevant to human-environment interaction in urban and peri-urban systems.

A total of € 5.5 million has been dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 400,000 – € 700,000. Additional funding opportunities are available for collaborative projects between scientists in Vienna and Lower Austria. Details can be found at Joint Projects - WWTF.

This is a two-stage call:

  • Deadline for Short Proposals was on 16th January 2024 (2pm, CET)
    • 58 Proposals were submitted
  • Deadline for Full Proposals (upon invitation): 30th April 2024 (2pm, CET)
  • The funding decision is expected in October 2024

For more details, please get in touch with the call managers:

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Information and Communication Technology 2023


The Information and Communication Technology 2023 Call „Digital Humanism” opened for submissions on 16th May 2023. This call is directed at researchers in Vienna who seek to conduct a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research project (2 - 4 years) between ICT and social sciences / humanities (SSH) that address digital technologies & practices from a human-centered and societal perspective in the field of Digital Humanism. 

A total of € 3,5 million has been dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 300,000 – € 600,000. Additional funding opportunities are available for collaborative projects between scientists in Vienna and Lower Austria (Joint Projects - WWTF). 

Timeline:

  • The deadline for short proposals was on 4th October 2023. 60 short proposal were submitted. 
  • The decision on the short proposals can be expected in the week of November 20th. Applicants will be informed via email regarding the outcome of the jury meeting. 
  • Deadline for full proposals (upon invitation): 20th February 2024, 2pm CET. 
  • The funding decision will be communicated on June 27th, 2024. 

Further information can be found in the Call Specifications and Submission Guideline documents below. Please do not hesitate to contact the call manager  Michael Strassnig or Benjamin Missbach for more details.

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