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Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators 2023


The 14th Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators call 2023 is issued for up to three group leader positions as part of the WWTF’s Information and Communication Technology programme.

  • It addresses Vienna-based universities and research institutions that intend to hire an excellent young researcher from abroad for setting-up and managing an independent research group. Active recruitment procedures are mandatory.
  • This group must address substantial state-of the-art scientific research questions in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and at the same time demonstrate mid-term relevance to industry.
  • WWTF especially encourages Vienna-based research institutions to propose female group leaders.
  • WWTF takes unconventional research careers into consideration.
  • WWTF in total grants up to three positions with up to € 1.6 million per research group for six to eight years of funding. Please submit proposals online. 
  • For more details please refer to the VRG 23 Call Fiche, the "Call Specifications" and the "Submission Guideline".

Submission deadline: 2pm CET, March 15th, 2023.

All interested parties are cordially invited to an online Proposers’ Day on 18th of January, 10am–12 noon (please contact us for registration).

 

Public announcements University of Vienna:

https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow?_flowExecutionKey=_c7145CFC6-5F5F-DD20-6936-F43F44BB1F0F_k0F619929-2E66-A4B4-FDA3-3B91476ED362&tid=93100.28

https://jobs.acm.org/job/tenure-track-professorship-for-the-field-of-information-and-communication-technology/66079277/

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/311200/tenure-track-professorship-for-the-field-of-information-and-communication-technology/

https://informatik.univie.ac.at/news-events/beitrag/news/bis-zu-3-neue-tenure-track-professuren-informations-und-kommunikationstechnologie-bewerbung-bis-2/

https://www.informatikaustria.at/2022/10/14/bis-zu-3-neue-tenure-track-professuren-in-informations-und-kommunikationstechnologie/

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/tenure-track-professorship-for-the-field-of-information-and-communication-technology-at-universit%C3%A4t-wien-3298404779/?originalSubdomain=at

 

Public announcments Technische Universität Wien:

https://www.tuwien.at/forschung/vienna-research-group-leader#c18022

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3343634063/?refId=9aET9O2YiogbHibCco1gMQ%3D%3D&trackingId=7UNzTskymIITa26Dcx9SYQ%3D%3D

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Call Manager for more information:

Donia Lasinger

donia.lasinger@wwtf.at
Tel.: +43-1-402 31 43 - 16

open upon invitation

NEXT - New Exciting Transfer Projects 2022


WWTF calls often require societal and economic relevance in addition to scientific excellence. This call provides the opportunity to further explore this avenue. The overall aim of the NEXT call is to help create ideas which show how results from WWTF funded research can be transferred to the next level of exploitation and utilization. A NEXT project should focus on one main transfer activity.

The possibility to apply is only open upon invitation for the WWTF project calls ESR17, LS17, CS18, LS18, ICT19, LS19 and Vienna Research Group leaders from 2017-2019 that are still in Vienna. A total of € 400,000 are dedicated to this call. WWTF grants a maximum of € 75,000 per project.

Proposals have to be submitted by 2pm on January 19, 2023 via the online submission system.

For more details please refer to the “WWTF Funding Guideline” and to the NEXT “Call Specifications” and the "Submission Guideline", all available online. Moreover WWTF offers personal consultation on appointment. Please do not hesitate to contact the Call Manager for more information: Donia Lasinger

open upon invitation

Empirical Social Sciences 2022


Vienna Science and Technology Fund launched the call " Quantitative Data Research", a pilot call in the field of Empirical Social Sciences in April 2022. This call is open to researchers at universities and non-university research institutions, who seek to conduct a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research projects (duration: 2 to 4 years) on the basis of large data sets on socially relevant issues.

A total of € 3,0 million has been dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 250,000 to € 600,000. 

This is a two stage call:

  • Deadline for short proposal was on October 6, 2022.
  • The call Jury decided on October 31, 2022 on the invitation to full proposals.
  • Deadline for full proposals (upon invitation): February 15, 2023 - 2 p.m. CET.
  • A funding decision is expected for end of June 2023.

55 short proposals were submitted, from which 19 have been selected for the full proposal stage. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the call manager for further information:

Michael Strassnig

open upon invitation

Information and Communication Technology 2022


The Vienna Science and Technology Fund’s ICT Call in 2022 started on 1st February. This call is open to researchers at universities and non-university research institutions, who seek to conduct a cutting-edge research projects (2 to 4 years) to address a fundamental research question in ICT fields. Additional funding opportunities are available for collaborative projects between scientists in Vienna and Lower Austria. Details can be found in the Call Specifications and at wwtf.at/noe.

A total of € 6 million has been dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 400,000 to € 800,000. 

This is a two stage call:

  • Deadline for short proposal (now closed): 12thApril, 2022 at 2pm 
  • Deadline for full proposals (upon invitation): 30th August, 2022 at 2pm

For applicants invited to the full proposal stage, an online information session will be held on 12th July at 10am. Further information can be found in the following documents. Please do not hesitate to contact the call manager for further information: Grace Liu

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Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators 2022


The 13th Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators call 2022 is issued for up to two group leader position as part of the WWTF’s Environmental Systems Research programme.

  • It addresses Vienna-based universities and research institutions that intend to hire an excellent young researcher from abroad for setting-up and managing an independent research group. Active recruitment procedures are mandatory.
  • This group must address substantial state-of the-art scientific research questions in the area of environmental systems research.
  • WWTF especially encourages Vienna-based research institutions to propose female group leaders.
  • WWTF takes unconventional research careers into consideration.
  • WWTF in total grants up to two positions with up to € 1.6 million per research group for six to eight years of funding.

For more details please refer to the VRG 22 Call Fiche and to the "Call Specifications".

Submission deadline: June 15th 2pm 

You can find more details regarding WWTF's new funding guideline here.

All interested parties were cordially invited to an online Proposers’ Day on April 6, 2022, 10 am - 12 noon, please find the slides below.

Announcements of Viennese Research Institutions:

Please do not hesitate to contact the Call Manager for more information:
Donia Lasinger
donia.lasinger@wwtf.at
Tel.: +43-1-402 31 43 - 16

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