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Funding-Newsletter June 2021

The Research Service Center's Funding Newsletter provides information about national and international calls in WU's research areas as well as news from the world of research funding. You can find more calls in the Research Service Centers's research funding database. All information on European programmes can be found on our EU page.

The WU Research Service team is happy to answer questions and provide personal advice.

The Research Service Center wishes a beautiful summer!


Horizon Europe work programs published

The Commission has now published the Horizon Europe work programs and the corresponding calls in the Funding & Tender Portal. The work programs can also be found in the EU Wiki in Sharepoint.

Teaching and Learning Materials to Foster Good Scientific Practice

The OeAWI (Austrian Agency for Research Integrity) offers didactically tried teaching and learning materials to foster Good Scientific Practice at it's member institutions. The materials are available to WU employees free of charge.

Trainings Materials


International Funding

Horizon Europe

All open and forthcoming calls from the 2021-2022 Work Programmes can be found in the Funding & Tenders Portal. Here is a brief overview of some calls that my be relevant to WU researchers:

Cluster 2 - Culture, creativity and inclusice society

Cluster 5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility

Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area

National Funding

START (FWF) (estimated date of start of the next call: beginning of July 2021, estimated deadline: 20 September 2021)

Researchers should be given the long-term and extensive financial security to plan their research and to build up or consolidate their own research groups thereby qualifying themselves for senior research positions (especially as university professors within Austria or abroad).
The doctoral degree must have been completed (award of certificate) no less than two years and no longer than eight years before the deadline for submission of applications. Extensions to this period may be allowed in case of eligible career breaks (see guidelines). More information

Joint Projects Austria-Japan (FWF) (Deadline: 13 August 2021)

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) jointly offer the possibility to apply for bilateral Austrian-Japanese Joint Research Projects and Joint Seminars. The aim of Joint Research Projects is to fund bilateral research projects of high-quality that clearly stand out from on-going national projects, demonstrating great synergy between each country's teams and real integration of joint research. The aim of Joint Seminars is to fund theme-based workshops or seminars for the purpose of initiating bilateral research collaborations and preparing proposals for joint projects. More information

Bridge (FFG) (Deadline: 01 September 2021)

BRIDGE provides funding for collaboration between scientific institutes and businesses. The projects should be designed as basic research projects but should also offer prospects for commercialisation. The participating companies must be effectively involved in the project work and make a financial contribution, if applicable. More information

Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) (Deadline: 22 September 2021)
The Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) was established in 1966 to mark the bank’s 150th anniversary. Total funding for project proposals submitted to the OeNB Anniversary Fund is limited to EUR 250,000. The minimum funding amount is EUR 50,000.

In 2019, the Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) initiated a strategy process to redefine its funding structure. This process was based on the recommendations of the Austrian Court of Audit regarding the distribution of grants and took into account existing external and internal framework conditions. In the future, the strategic focus will be on promoting basic research projects aimed at advancing the state of research on central banking topics, with a special emphasis on selected focus areas.

Unlike in the past, the relevance of the research project for the OeNB’s core topics is no longer based on the allocation of the project to a specific scientific discipline but on its allocation to one of 19 research clusters. These research clusters were derived from the OeNB’s strategy and mission statement and reflect the OeNB’s research priorities. More information

Research Groups (FWF) (Deadline: 30 September 2021)

A team of three to five internationally outstanding researchers from all scientific/scholarly disciplines, in particular from the humanities, social sciences and cultural sciences, form a research group at Austrian research institutions. Participation in a maximum of one research group is possible in addition to the currently applicable project number restriction of three FWF projects. More information

Special Research Programmes (FWF) (Deadline: 30 September 2021)

Establishment of research networks based on international standards through autonomous research concentration at a single university location. A core group of five to fifteen internationally outstanding researchers from all scientific/scholarly disciplines, in particular from the humanities, social sciences and cultural sciences, form a special research programme at an Austrian research institution. More information

International Communication (ÖFG) (Deadline: 03 October 2021)

The research funding scheme “International Communication” of the Austrian Research Association represents an addition to the financial support options of the universities and other project funding institutions. This research funding scheme provides funding for trips abroad and will give guest researchers the opportunity to come to Austria. The funding is aimed at junior researchers demonstrating academic excellence, who have been unable to receive sufficient funding from other institutions either on formal grounds or due to a shortage of resources. More information

2nd Africa-UniNet call (Deadline: 30.09.2021)
The 2nd Africa-UniNet call will be open from 1 August to 30 September 2021. While the thematic scope of the projects is not restricted, they set out to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time they enhance the scientific foundation of the involved institutions and reinforce the formation of the network itself by promoting new partnerships between Austrian and African universities and research institutions and by strengthening existing ties. Detailed call information as well as the application documents will be published on the Africa-UniNet website prior to the call. More Information

WU Internal Funding

Applications for WU International Research Fellow and WU Research Group Meetings

As travelling seems to become easier over the summer, we'd like to remind you of two WU-internal funding possiblities. General information regarding WU International Research Fellow and WU Research Group Meetings can be found in the links.

Please note: There are no deadlines for both fundings!

Bonus to cover caretaking costs during business travel

WU has launched a initiative to provide additional support to our researchers with caretaking responsibilities. Researchers should not have to limit their international network building activities, which are such a key factor for academic success, because of caretaking responsibilities. Caretaking responsibilities include not only childcare, but also the care of spouses or partners in need of constant care or the care of elderly parents or grandparents. More Information

    Awards, Grants and Scholarships

    ECR Austria Academic Student Award (Deadline: 5 September 2021)
    Every year students from Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences are invited to submit their thesis (bachelor, master, PhD) covering ECR-related topics. More Information

    DOC - OEAW (Deadline: 15 September 2021)
    The DOC Fellowship Programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences offers funding for highly qualified doctoral candidates in all areas of research. More Information

    DOC-TEAM OEAW (Deadline: 31 October 2021)
    With the DOC-team funding programme, the Austrian Academy of Sciences puts together teams of 3 to 4 doctoral candidates from the humanities and the social and cultural sciences to develop interdisciplinary solutions to problems. More Information

    Upcoming Events

    Horizon Europe Infodays, 28 June – 9 July: The 10-day event will give prospective applicants and other stakeholders of EU research and innovation the opportunity to get information and ask questions about main funding instruments, processes of Horizon Europe and what is new.

    FFG Academy – the FFG offers training sessions for prospective and successful applicants; all dates and recordings of past events can be found here.

    FWF Calendar (scientific events and calls)

    Network Meeting - WU Anniversary Fund of the City of Vienna
    October 13, 2021 at 9:30am
    An invitation to register will be send via email lists.