Welcome to WWTF

The Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds (Vienna Science and Technology Fund) is a non-profit organisation established to promote science and research in Vienna. The Fund’s funding tools and methods are designed to strengthen top research in Vienna. Some of its calls are explicitly directed at promoting promising young scientists.
The WWTF obtains its funds from the “Privatstiftung zur Verwaltung von Anteilsrechten”, a private foundation in the financial sector which was set up in order to manage equity interests.


You can find the slides of the Open Proposers‘ Day as well as the "Cost Planning Tool" for our pilotcall "Environmental Systems Research: Urban Environments 2017" on the Call-Website.

Final Symposium - WWTF Diversity & Identity Projects 2010/2011 on November 15./16, 2016 in Vienna. Event details.

The Open Access Policy for projects funded by WWTF can be found here.

Funding Programmes & CallsFunding Programmes & Calls


The WWTF Life Sciences Call "Chemical Biology" is currently open. Further details are available on the Call-Website.

The WWTF Vienna Research Group Call 2017 "Mathematics and ..." is currently open. Further details are available on the Call-Website.

The first pilot project call Environmental Systems Research: Urban Environments 2017 is now closed. 93 short proposals have been submitted.


The new Vienna Research Group Call 2016 "Complexity Science" is decided. David Garcia is awarded with 1.6 million EUR and will move from ETH Zurich to the Medical University of Vienna.

The Mathematics and ... Project Call 2016 has been decided. 8 projects funded!

The new Life Sciences Project Call 2016 has been decided by the international expert jury - 5 projects are being funded.

Funded ProjectsFunded Projects

Walter Schachermayer (MA14-008) organises the renowned conference on High-Frequency Trading on 22.-23. September 2016 at the SkyLounge of Universität Wien.

Christoph Becker (ICT12-046) publishes at ICSE'16 on sustainability in software engineering → article

VRG14 group leader Christopher Campbell (MFPL, University of Vienna) receives a FWF START Prize 2016.

Dirk Praetorius (MA14-044) elaborates on the increase of storage density by heat-assisted magnetic recording for hard drives → article

Markus Aspelmeyer (ICT12) publishes in Nature on the connection of quantum systems → Nature , → Uni Artikel

Jürgen Kleine-Vehn (boku) (VRG10-006) publishes on the specific role of the hormone auxin for plant growth in PNAS.

Andreas Weinhäusel (LS11) is organizing the 3rd Austrian Biomarker Symposium 2016.

Georg Weissenbacher, Vienna Research Groups publishes in "Proceedings of the IEEE" on automatic hardware verification.

WWTF Project Database: Brief information about funded projects and persons.