Mathematics and...

In its “Mathematics and …” thematic programme, the WWTF aims to promote scientific projects, endowed chairs and Vienna Research Groups in the field of mathematics which pursue an interdisciplinary approach and offer the prospect of medium-term utilisation and exploitation.

Current Calls

Mathematics and ... Call 2016 (being processed)

22 Full proposals have been submitted and are currently evaluated by external peers. Each proposals will receive 3-4 reviews. The jury consisting of 8 renowned international experts (their names will be announced after decision making) will meet on December 2 in Vienna for making a funding decision. Afterwards, the decision have to be confirmed by both WWTF boards. The results will be communicated to the applicants on December 14.
In case of questions contact Michael Strassnig, Programme Manager of this call: michael.strassnig@wwtf.at

MA16 Call Fiche MA16 Guide for writing a full proposal

Earlier Calls

Mathematics and ... Call 2014

The fourth Mathematics and … Call 2014 of the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) is decided. Out of 61 short proposals 22 have been invited for further elaboration. From 6-7 October 2014 a two-day jury meeting took place in Vienna gathering 7 international jurors. During the meeting, the jury extensively discussed the submitted proposals on the basis of at least three international reviews per proposal as well as based on their own expertise and formed their funding recommendation. On October 14, 2014 WWTF Board of Directors fully confirmed the jury’s funding recommendation.

Within the Call 2014, 8 projects with a total amount of 4.486 Mio € will be funded:

Adaptive Time-Splitting for Many-Body Quantum Propagation
Duration: 48 Monate, Fördervolumen: 585k €
Othmar Koch, University of Vienna

Elastic wave interaction with underground cavities
Duration: 36 Monate, Granted funding: 507k €
Ilaria Perugia, University of Vienna

Portfolio Risk and Asset Allocation: Utilizing High-Frequency Information in High Dimensions Duration: 48 Monate, Granted funding: 585k €
Walter Schachermayer, University of Vienna

Variational Modeling of Carbon Nanostructures
Duration: 48 Monate, Granted funding: 540k €
Ulisse Stefanelli, University of Vienna

Semantic Annotation by Learned Structured and Adaptive Signal Representations (SALSA) Duration: 42 Monate, Granted funding: 538k €
Monika Dörfler, University of Vienna

Stochastic Filtering and Corporate and Sovereign Credit Risk
Duration: 48 Monate, Granted funding: 561k €
Rüdiger Frey, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Thermally controlled magnetization dynamics
Duration: 36 Monate, Granted funding: 585k €
Dirk Praetorius, Vienna University of Technology

The multi-scale dynamics of signal transduction: dissecting the MAPK pathway
Duration: 36 Monate, Granted funding: 585k €
Peter Szmolyan, Vienna University of Technology

Guide for Writing a Full Proposal MA14 Jury Process

Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators Call 2012

Mathematics and...

Stefan Hetzl (TU Wien) and Martin Ehler (Uni Wien) will come to Vienna to build their own research groups here.

Decisions for the Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators Call 2012 in the WWTF thematic programme Mathematics and... have been made at the jury meeting on December 10-11, 2012. The decision process included a strictly international expert jury, peer review, funding recommendation by the jury and formal decision by the WWTF Board of Directors on December 18, 2012.

In a two-step process 30 short proposals have been submitted to WWTF, from those the jury selected 11 and invited them to submit a full proposal. Each of the 11 full proposals was subject to a minimum of two peer reviews from international scientists of the respective field. All candidates have been invited to a hearing in front of the jury which resulted in the funding recommendation.

VRG12 Call Fiche VRG12 Jury Process

Mathematics and... Science Chairs 2010

Economics/ Business

This call in the framework of the WWTF „Mathematics and…“ programme adresses
- Viennese Universities that
- intend to hire an excellent researcher from abroad for the set-up of a professorship in the field of “Mathematics and Economics/ Business”. Within this call WWTF selects the successful institution only, the funding decision will be followed by an appointment procedure (according to §98).
- WWTF in total grants maximum 800.000 € for a duration of 2-5 years.
Deadline for submission of proposals was 30 April 2010.

In a one day meeting in Vienna including hearings with the applying candidates, the international jury recommended two proposals for funding:
- "Financial Stochastic Proesses and Financial Modelling"; proposed by University of Vienna; funding volume: 400.000€
- "Mathematics and Finance"; proposed by University of Economics and Business; funding volume: 400.000€

Mathematics and ... Call 2009

"Promoting the next generation"

Mathematics and ... Call 2009

"Promoting the next generation"

For this WWTF Mathematics and... Call 2009 a total sum of 4.5 mio. € was dedicated and 37 proposals have been submitted asking for a total funding volume of 18,8 mio. €.

From August 31-September 1 2009 the Mathematics and... Jury meeting took place gathering 10 international jurors chaired by Jan Karel Lenstra (CWI Amsterdam). During the meeting, the jury extensively discussed the submitted proposals on the basis of 3-6 exclusively international reviews per proposal and formulated the jury recommendation. On September 7, the WWTF Board of Directors fully confirmed the jury’s funding recommendation to fund a total number of 10 projects requesting a funding volume of 4.5 mio. €:

The flow beneath a surface water wave
Adrian Constantin
University of Vienna
Funding volume: 452.900 €, Project duration: 4 years

Mathematical modeling of actin driven cell migration
Christian Schmeiser
University of Vienna
Funding volume: 505.100 €, Project duration: 4 years

Mathematics of Financial Risk Measurement and Stochastic Dependence
Beatrice Acciaio
University of Vienna
Funding volume: 327.000 €, Project duration: 4 years

Optimal selection procedures in genome wide association studies (GWAS)
Florian Frommlet
University of Vienna
Funding volume: 372.000 €, Project duration: 3 years

The Evolution of Norms and Conventions in Economics
Maarten Janssen
University of Vienna
Funding volume: 451.500 €, Project duration: 4 years

Energy Policies and Risk Management for the 21st Century
Georg Pflug
University of Vienna
Funding volume: 395.500 €, Project duration: 3 years

Audio-Miner. Mathematical Signal Analysis and Modeling for Manipulation of Sound Objects
Monika Dörfler
University of Vienna
Funding volume 483.700 €, Project duration: 3 years

Mathematics and Nano-Sensors
Clemens Heitzinger
Wolfgang Pauli Institute c/o University of Vienna
Funding volume: 451.400 €, Project duration: 4 years

Micromagnetic Simulations and Computational Design of Future Devices
Gino Hrkac
Vienna University of Technology
Funding volume: 565.500 €, Project duration: 3 years

Light coupling to light: nonlinear interactions in semiconductor microlasers
Stefan Rotter
Vienna University of Technology
Funding volume: 495.500 €, Project duration: 3.5 years

The evaluation process and jury members: Jury Process and Jury Members

Mathematics and … Call 2007

Introducing: “The next generation”

Mathematics and … Call 2007

Introducing: “The next generation”

Altogether 37 projects were submitted, applying for a total sum of € 16.7 million.
Funding is provided for ten projects with a total sum of € 4.47 million. Eight of these projects are headed by “high potentials”, i.e. excellent junior scientists.

The funded projects: Download: PDF

The evaluation process and jury members: Juryprocess and Jurymembers

Mathematics and ... Science Chairs 2006

Life Sciences
Economics

The object of the Call was to strengthen the mathematical underpinnings of the life sciences and economics in Vienna by establishing two new endowed chairs.
In its meeting of 11 December 2006, the WWTF Board decided to award altogether € 3 million to two consortia and their candidates.

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Mathematics and ... Call 2004

Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation in Interdisciplinary Projects

Mathematics and ... Call 2004

Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation in Interdisciplinary Projects

This Call distributes a sum of € 4.19 million to fund nine projects.

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