Environmental Systems Research


Within the programme "Environmental Systems Research", we support scientific projects that deal with problems of the (urban) environment. This means getting to the bottom of complex systems consisting of physical, chemical, hydrological, biological, social, technological and/or economic processes and, in particular, the interactions between these components. Projects should address socially highly relevant issues in the field of environmental systems research in urban areas, and bring together researchers from different disciplines to promote interactive partnerships in Vienna. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approacches are highly relevant in these projects.

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Contact: Benjamin Missbach

Earlier calls


Urban Regions

The second call of the thematic programme “Environmental Systems Research" is completed. The funded projects bring together scientists from different spheres of the urban environment to address innovative research questions in order to advance the understanding of human-environmental interactions. Improving the interconnectedness of different research areas within the call theme was another key element of this call.
For more information on the call please refer to the ESR20 Call Fiche.

Funding volume: 5.069.180 €
Number of applications: 61 short proposals, 23 invited full proposals
Awarding procdure: 2-stage selection process by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: September 16 and 17, 2020
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: September 30, 2020

Contact person: Benjamin Missbach

Astrid Kiendler-Scharr (Chair) | FZ Jülich, DE
Isabelle Anguelovski | Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ES
Nancy Grimm | Arizona State University, US
Simon Guy | Lancaster University, UK
Dagmar Haase | HU Berlin, DE
Jouni Jaakkola | University of Oulu, FI
Christopher Kennedy | Victoria University, CA
João Porto de Albuquerque | University of Warwick, UK

Funded projects

Urban Environments

The first WWTF pilot call “Environmental Systems Research: Urban Environments” 2017 is completed. Proposals had to bring together scientists from different spheres of the urban environment to address innovative research questions in order to advance the understanding of human-environmental interactions. Improving the interconnectedness of different research areas within the call theme was another key element of this call.
For more information on the call please refer to the Call Fiche ESR17.

Funding volume: 4.199.000 €
Number of applications: 93 short proposals, 25 invited full proposals
Awarding procdure: 2-stage selection process by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: September 7 and 8, 2017
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: September 27, 2017

Contact person:Benjamin Missbach

Bernhard WEHRLI (Chair) | ETH Zürich, CH
Nancy GRIMM | Arizona State University, US
Simon GUY | Lancaster University, UK
Dagmar HAASE | HU Berlin, DE
Christopher KENNEDY | Victoria University, CA
Astrid KIENDLER-SCHARR | FZ Jülich, DE
Göran PERSHAGEN | Karolinska Institute, SE

Funded projects

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