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.


ICT Day 2014 on September 22. at Urania - the funded projects of the call 2008 are presenting their results

Presentation/Discussion on 25.9. 14-16:15 at the Palais Strudlhof: THE IMPACTS OF IMPACT MEASUREMENT: Effects of public funding systems on research in the United Kingdom. Keynote: Luke Georghiou (Manchester University), Input: David Sweeney (Higher Education Funding Council for England), Discussant: Achim Hopbach (AQ Austria). Organiszed by: bmwfw, fteval und WWTF. Event details; → Link fteval Homepagel

Michael Stampfer on the question why Sweden is ahead Austria with regard to research and innovation (in German) → Der Standard Article

Petition "Research is the Future" handed over to the Federal Government → APA article

Funding Programmes & CallsFunding Programmes & Calls


The Vienna Research Group Call 2014 in Life Sciences was open till July 24,2014. 25 proposals have been submittet.

The Life Sciences Call 2014 “Innovative biological and biomedical applications of novel imaging technologies” is now in the full proposal phase - out of 126 short proposals 28 have been invited for detailed elaboration.

The Mathematics and ... Call 2014 is now in the full proposal phase - out of 61 short proposals 22 have been invited for detailed elaboration.


LS Call 2013 decided - 7 projects are being funded.

VRG Call 2013 in Cognitive Sciences decided - Christoph Eisenegger joins the University of Vienna.

SSH call 2013 “Public Spaces in Transition” decided - 6 projects and 5 summer schools are being funded.

Funded ProjectsFunded Projects

Holger Daims (LS09) publishes in Science on nitrite-oxidizing bacteria to utilize hydrogen as an alternative energy source for aerobic respiration and grows → Science

Herta Steinkellner (LS 2003) is contributing the production vehicle on the basis of tobacco plants for ebola medicament ZMapp → PubMed

Chris Oostenbrink (LS endowed chair 2008) publishes in JCAMD on the in silico design of a new nuclease →article

Harald Esterbauer (LS07) publishes in Cell on the development of metabolic disease → Cell article

Claudine Kraft (VRG10) publishes in EMBO Reports about how cells can regulate autophagy, the cellular waste disposal system→ Artikel.

Stefan Rotter (Mathematics and ... 2009) publishes in Nature Communications about the paradox behaviour of coupled lasers → Article

ORF Science Article about the SSH13-Project of Ulrich Brand and Andreas Exner on urban gardening and how it transforms public spaces.

Andrew Straw (Cognitive Sciences 2011) publishes in Nature Methods about the impact of laser beams on nerve cells of flys during flight → article

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