The programme "Cognitive Sciences" was established in 2011. The Cognitive Sciences represent an emerging field in the research landscape of Vienna. The Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) wishes to promote projects focusing on cognitive science, which aim to extend our understanding of cognitive processes in humans, animals and machines. Supported projects will primarily be those which interdisciplinary promote research of cognitive processes. Such research is at the interface between the natural, technical, and social sciences. The aim is to improve our understanding of our brain's workings and methods of functioning. Empirical data is a substantial component of the research projects in this programme.

Current calls

Cognitive Sciences 2018 (being processed)

The third WWTF project call within the Cognitive Sciences programme closed on Thursday, April 12, 2018. 55 short proposals have been submitted. These proposals will now be evaluated by the international jury. The invitations to submit a full proposal will be announced in early June 2018.

The pilot project call addresses universities and non-university research institutions as well as scientists in Vienna, including researchers moving to Vienna as a result of this call, that would like to conduct multi-annual (2-4 years) innovative interdisciplinary scientific research projects in the field of Cognitive Sciences.

Proposals must bring together scientists  from two to three different disciplines to advance the understanding of cognition and behaviour in humans, animals and/or artificial cognitive systems. Improving the interconnectedness of different research areas within the call theme is another key element of this call. In total 3 Mio. € are dedicated to this call.

For more information on the call please refer to the CS18 Call Fiche.

Contact Person: Elisabeth Nagl

Earlier calls

Cognitive Sciences 2015

Funding volume: 2.992.000 €
Number of applications: 49 Short proposals, 18 invited to submit a full proposal 
Awarding procdure: Two stage selection process by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: November 30, 2015
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: December 14, 2015

Contact person:Michael Strassnig

For more information see the Call Fiche

 

Members of the Call-Jury:

Anil Seth (Jury Chair) | University of Sussex, UK
Kim Bard | University of Portsmouth, UK
Martin Giurfa | CNRS, Université de Toulouse, FR
Jan Theeuwes | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
Barbara Tillmann | CNRS Neurosciences Lyon, FR
Toni E. Ziegler | University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Funded projects

Cognitive Sciences 2011

Funding volume: 3.012.000 €
Number of applications: 36
Awarding procedure: Single stage selection process by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: October 27-28, 2011
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: November 7, 2011

For more information see the [FILE]

 

Members of the call jury:

  • Martin Giurfa (Jury Chair) | Paul Sabatier Univ., Toulouse, FR
  • Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky | Universität Marburg, DE
  • Shihui Han | Peking University, CN
  • Marta Manser | Universität Zürich, CH
  • Gero Miesenböck | University of Oxford, UK
  • Olivier Pascalis | Uni. Pierre Mendés-France, Grenoble, FR
  • Tim Shallice | University College London & SISSA, UK
  • Jan Theeuwes | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL

 

 

Funded projects

Science Chairs for Cognitive Sciences 2008

On December 10, 2008 the WWTF Board has decided to fund one Vienna Science Chairs for Cognitive Science.

Funding volume: 1.500.000 €
Number of applications: 3
Awarding procdure: Selection process by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: November 17, 2008
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: December 10, 2008

For more information see the [FILE]

Members of the Call-Jury:

Rodney J. Douglas | ETH Zürich, CH
Howard Eichenbaum | Boston University, US
Julia Fischer | University of Göttingen, DE
Christof Koch | California Institute of Technology, US
Rolf Pfeifer | University of Zürich, CH (nicht teilgenommen)
Wolfgang Prinz | MPI for Cognitive and Brain Science, DE

Funded projects

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