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WULABS Small Project Grants

The WU Competence Center for Experimental Research provides Small Project Grants for experimental projects of PhD students or academics from all departments and institutes. The purpose of these grants is to

  • financially support PhD students (PhD/Doktorat) and Praedoc assistants from all departments and institutes at WU to conduct experimental projects in cases where the student’s supervisor cannot directly provide funding; and

  • fund pilot projects run by WU academic staff members (Post docs and Faculty) if further grant applications are planned in the case of successful pilot projects.

2020 Call for Proposals

The WULABS Small Projects Grants will provide up to 2000 € per project to successful applicants. The awarded amount is primarily intended to cover experimental subjects’ payments. Applications must use the respective application form, which asks for a description of your research project, focusing on the following points:

  • Project background and motivation

  • Research question

  • Research methods and experimental design

  • Data analysis strategy

  • Budget justification

Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the members of the WU Competence Center for Experimental Research: Prof. Dr. Ben Greiner, Prof. Dr. Bernadette Kamleitner, and Prof. Dr. Rupert Sausgruber.

Awards are subject to the conditions listed below.

The application deadline is July 19, 2020. Grants awarded in this round will have to be spent by the end of the year 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Miloš Fišar (milos.fisar@wu.ac.at).


13 sucessful grants were awarded in the first round of WULABSSmall Project Grants.

The effect of psychic distance on the internal capital allocation to subsidiaries’ proposals

Jelena Cerar

Black is in fashion: The role of ethnicity in the formation of overcorrection towards Blacks in the context of prosocial buying behaviour

Katharina Dinhof

Guard your money! A corruption game with two simultaneous actors under strategic uncertainty

Siegfred Eisenberg, Martin Hulényi and Alexander Schnabl

The effect of feeling trusted on ambidextrous decision-making

Johanna Grünauer and Diya Elizabeth Abraham

Using impact communication and social media to increase donor retention and new donor

Pascal Güntürkün

Gender-Biased Perceptions in Non-Cognitive Skills

Simone Häckl

Predictive Processing-based Theory of Needs Satisfaction: An Empirical Investigation

Soheil Human

The sore losers of crowdsourcing

Tatiana Karpukhina

Think, tell, act: Social desirability bias in tax compliance research

Tom Kisters and Maximilian Zieser

Playing the lottery instead of investing in a greater good of the sharing economy? – The role of regulation

Sarah Marth

A blast from the past: the impact of storytelling on access-based-consumption

Fabian Nindl

Accountable information systems: reducing user bias through systematic feedback

Ben Wagner