With its pilot project call „ Environmental Systems Research: Urban Environments” WWTF wants to fund research projects which examine the urban environment in a holistic way with its physical, chemical, hydrological, biological, social, technological and/ or economic processes and especially the interactions between these various components. A first pilotcall in this field was conducted in 2017.
The projects should tackle societal highly relevant questions in the field of environmental systems research in urban environments and bring together researchers from different scientific disciplines in order to foster interactive partnerships across Vienna. Interdisciplinarity is highly emphasized.
The second WWTF call “Environmental Systems Research” with a focus on Urban Regions in 2020 closed on Thursday, January 23, 2020. 61 full proposals have been submitted. These proposals will now be evaluated by an international jury. The decision on the short proposals will be announced in March 2020.
This project call addresses researchers who want to conduct a cutting-edge research project (2 to 4 years) in the field of environmental systems research with a major focus on urban regions. Proposals should address highly socially relevant questions in the field of urban environments and be interdisciplinary in nature. Bringing together researchers from different scientific disciplines in order to foster interactive partnerships is another key element of this call. In total 4.5 m € are dedicated to this call.
For more information on the call please refer to the ESR20 Call Fiche.
Contact Person: Elisabeth Nagl
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:Elisabeth Nagl
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
- ESR17-010 Marion Huber-Humer (University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna)
Urban pop-up housing environments and their potential as local innovation systems
Duration: 36 months, Funding volume: € 638,050
- ESR17-014 Fridolin Krausmann (University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna, Institute of Social Ecology Vienna (SEC))
Vienna's global biodiversity footprint. A multi-scale analysis outlining options to reduce urban pressures on biodiversity
Duration: 48 months, Funding volume: € 647,800
- ESR17-027 Hans Sandén (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
Urban trees and air pollution: Effect of drought and salt stress on the production of VOC and absorption of ozone by different city trees
Duration: 48 months, Funding volume: € 483,840
- ESR17-040 Michael Wagreich (University of Vienna)
The Anthropocene Surge - evolution, expansion and depth of Vienna's urban environment
Duration: 48 months, Funding volume: € 358,080
- ESR17-042 Bernhard Freyer (University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna)
The Future of Urban Food (FOOD) - Scenarios of urban agro-food systems and their eco-economic impacts for the case of Vienna
Duration: 42 months, Funding volume: € 649,580
- ESR17-067 Jakob Lederer (Vienna University of Technology)
TransLoC: Transformation of Cities into a Low Carbon Future and its Impact on Urban Metabolism, Environment, and Society
Duration: 36 months, Funding volume: € 649,810
- ESR17-070 Silvia Cervero-Arago (Medical University of Vienna)
The impact of Giardia spp. as a reference pathogen in urban water systems
Duration: 48 months, Funding volume: € 649,990