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.


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


The new Vienna Research Groups Call 2015 - Computational Biosciences - is open now.

The new Cognitive Sciences Project Call 2015 is open now. This time, the focus is on interdisciplinary projects.

The two-stage ICT Call 2015 is now closed - 137 short proposals have been submitted, 22 of them invited to the full proposal phase.


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.

Mathematics and ... Call 2014 decided - 8 projects are being funded.

Funded ProjectsFunded Projects

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!

Christoph Becker (ICT12) is enhancing digital preservation: recent journal publication and a poster at the most prominent conference in this important research area.

A research team around Winfried Mayr and Ursula Hofstötter (LS11-057) identified the mechanisms the spinal cord uses to control this muscle activity. Open Access publication in "Brain": Link, News @ MedUniWien: Link, Newspaper article in Der Standard (in German): Link

Researcher around Michael Wagner (LS12-001), University of Vienna discovered unknown organisms by tracking them with heavy water. Open Access publication: Link, Newspaper article in Der Standard (in German): Link, News @ University of Vienna (in German): Link

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