Environmental Systems Research


With its pilot project call „ Environmental Systems Research: Urban Environments”, WWTF aimed to fund research projects that examine the urban environment in a holistic way. Projects were encouraged to consider physical, chemical, hydrological, biological, social, technological and/ or economic processes, and especially the interactions between these various components. A first pilot call in this field was conducted in 2017. The projects should tackle societal highly relevant questions in the field of environmental systems research in urban environments and bring together researchers from different scientific disciplines in order to foster interactive partnerships across Vienna. Interdisciplinarity is highly emphasized.

Contact: Benjamin Missbach

Earlier calls


Urban Regions

The second call of the thematic programme “Environmental Systems Research" is completed. The funded projects bring together scientists from different spheres of the urban environment to address innovative research questions in order to advance the understanding of human-environmental interactions. Improving the interconnectedness of different research areas within the call theme was another key element of this call.
For more information on the call please refer to the ESR20 Call Fiche.

Funding volume: 5.069.180 €
Number of applications: 61 short proposals, 23 invited full proposals
Awarding procdure: 2-stage selection process by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: September 16 and 17, 2020
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: September 30, 2020

Contact person: Benjamin Missbach

Astrid Kiendler-Scharr (Chair) | FZ Jülich, DE
Isabelle Anguelovski | Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ES
Nancy Grimm | Arizona State University, US
Simon Guy | Lancaster University, UK
Dagmar Haase | HU Berlin, DE
Jouni Jaakkola | University of Oulu, FI
Christopher Kennedy | Victoria University, CA
João Porto de Albuquerque | University of Warwick, UK

Funded projects

Urban Environments

The first WWTF pilot call “Environmental Systems Research: Urban Environments” 2017 is completed. Proposals had to bring together scientists from different spheres of the urban environment to address innovative research questions in order to advance the understanding of human-environmental interactions. Improving the interconnectedness of different research areas within the call theme was another key element of this call.
For more information on the call please refer to the Call Fiche ESR17.

Funding volume: 4.199.000 €
Number of applications: 93 short proposals, 25 invited full proposals
Awarding procdure: 2-stage selection process by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: September 7 and 8, 2017
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: September 27, 2017

Contact person:Benjamin Missbach

Bernhard WEHRLI (Chair) | ETH Zürich, CH
Nancy GRIMM | Arizona State University, US
Simon GUY | Lancaster University, UK
Dagmar HAASE | HU Berlin, DE
Christopher KENNEDY | Victoria University, CA
Astrid KIENDLER-SCHARR | FZ Jülich, DE
Göran PERSHAGEN | Karolinska Institute, SE

Funded projects

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