With its pilot project call „ Environmental Systems Research: Urban Environments” WWTF wants to fund research projects which examine the urban environment in a holistic way with its physical, chemical, hydrological, biological, social, technological and/ or economic processes and especially the interactions between these various components. A first pilotcall 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.

Current calls

Environmental Systems Research 2020 (open upon invitation)

Urban Regions

The Vienna Science and Technology Fund Environmental Systems Research "Urban Regions" Call 2020 is open for Full Proposals from March 16, 2020!

***Deadline extension for Full proposals (upon invitation): Applications have to be submitted by June 3, 2020 at 2pm.***

This project call addresses researchers who want to conduct a cutting-edge research project (2 to 4 years) in the field of environmental systems research with a major focus on urban regions. Proposals should address highly socially relevant questions in the field of urban environments and be interdisciplinary in nature. Bringing together researchers from different scientific disciplines in order to foster interactive partnerships is another key element of this call.  In total 4.5 m € are dedicated to this call.

For more information on the call please refer to the ESR20 Call Fiche and the Guide for Writing a Full Proposal.

Contact Person: Elisabeth Nagl

Earlier calls

Environmental Systems Research 2017

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:Elisabeth Nagl

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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