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.


WWTF LS16 Call "Precision Medicine"
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WWTF LS16 Call "Precision Medicine": Proposers' Day on November 26, 2015, 2-4pm, Albert Schweitzer Haus, Schwarzspanierstr. 13, 1090 Wien. At this event, WWTF introduces the new call and answers questions regarding the application process.

Slideshow of our Life Sciences Day 2015 on June 29, 2015 at the Sky Lounge of the University of Vienna. The projects of the LS Call 2009 presented and discussed their results with an international jury.

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

Funding Programmes & CallsFunding Programmes & Calls


The new Life Sciences Project Call 2016 is open now. This time, the focus is on precision medicine.

Summer schools in the Social Sciences and Humanities (funded by the City of Vienna). 26 applications have been submitted.

The current Vienna Research Groups Call 2015 - Computational Biosciences - is closed now. Proposals are under evaluation.

The current Cognitive Sciences Project Call 2015 has closed. 18 full proposals have been submitted. Proposals are currently peer-reviewed.


ICT Call 2015 decided - 10 projects are being funded.

Funded ProjectsFunded Projects

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

Claus Lamm (CS11) publishes in PNAS about the connection between empathy and pain → article

Christoph Becker (ICT12) publishes in IEEE Software special issue on the future of software engineering on sustainability in software engineering (Preprint).

Holger Daims (LS09) publishes in PNAS about the work distribution during microbial interaction PNAS Artikel

Christoph Becker (IKT12) significantly contributes to the establishment of sustainable software design → IEEE article; → Manifest

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