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.


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.

Discussion Event "Innovation Systems Compared": Success breeds Success. Experiences from Singapore. Keynote by Bertil Andersson (President Nanyang Technological University, Singapur). Discussion and input by Henrietta Egerth (FFG) and Georg Schneider (IST Austria).
Welcome by Barbara Weitgruber (bmwfw)
Moderation: Michael Stampfer (WWTF).
When: 18. June 2015, 10.30-13.00
Venue: bmwfw Audienzsaal, Minoritenplatz 5, 1010 Wien
Details and registration
Invitation Flyer

Slideshow on the WWTF Science Dinner on May 4, 2015 at Wien Museum

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

Vienna Art Week 2014 Art for Science & Start of Guided Tour with Gerald Straub at WWTF → Pictures

WWTF IMPACT EVALUATION: All documents of the evaluation are available here.

Pictures and presentations of ICT Day 2014 on September 22. at Urania

Funding Programmes & CallsFunding Programmes & Calls


Call for summer schools in the Social Sciences and Humanities (funded by the City of Vienna).

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.

The Vienna Research Group Call 2014 in the area of Life Sciences has been decided, the funded scientists are: Martin Leeb, Christopher Campbell and Jillian Petersen.

The Life Sciences Call 2014 “Innovative biological and biomedical applications of novel imaging technologies” is decided - 8 projects are being funded.

Funded ProjectsFunded Projects

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

Christopher Campbell (VRG14) and his work on cancer cells is presented in the latest research newsletter of the University of Vienna→ article

Ivona Brandic (ICT08) receives START Grant. WWTF sincerely congratulates Ivona!

Stefan Hetzl (VRG12) publishes in 'Annals of Pure and Applied Logic' about inductive theorem proving based on tree grammars.

Jürgen Kleine-Vehn (BRG10) publishes in eLife on the impact of auxin on the cell size in plants. → article

Chris Oostenbrink (LS08 Stiftungsprofessur) receives a full professorship at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. WWTF sincerely congratulates Chris!

Markus Aspelmeyer (ICT12) receives an ERC Consolidator Grant. WWTF sincerely congratulates Markus!

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