Within the scope of its thematic programme on "Information and Communication Technologies" (ICTs), the WWTF aims to promote science that contributes to improve ICTs directly rather than applying ICTs to other disciplines. Projects may involve either information technologies or communication technologies or both. The projects should aim at studying substantial scientific issues tangential to ICTs which offer the prospect of medium-term utilisation and exploitation.

Current calls

Digital Humanism 2020 (open upon invitation)

The Vienna Science and Technology Fund ICT 2020 Call “Digital Humanism” invited applicants to submit a short proposal. The international jury has selected 26 (out of 99) proposals to be invited to write a full proposal. The submission system is now open for invted applicants.

Submission deadline for the full proposals is January 28, 2021, 2pm CET.

A total of 2m EUR is dedicated to this call.

After an evaluation by international peer reviewers (other than the members of the jury), the jury will make its funding decision in May. Exact dates when the applicants are notified are not fixed currently.

WWTF offers personal consulation: Michael Strassnig

Please consider the following documents:

Document "Including sex and gender considerations in WWTF proposals and research teams"

Earlier calls

Information and Communication Technology 2019

Funding volume: 5.525.150 €
Number of applications: 96 short proposals, 26 invited for submitting a full proposal 
Awarding procdure: Selection by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: October 2, 2019
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: October 22, 2019

Contact person: Michael Strassnig

For further information on the call see: Call Fiche ICT2019

Information about the funded projects will be published here as well as in WWTF's funding database after the funding contracts have been signed. 

In this call, 7 projects wen to TU Wien, 2 to the University of Vienna. 

Members of the call jury:

Rüdiger Westermann (chair) | TU Munich, DE
Antonio Acin | ICFO Barcelona, ES
Christel Baier | TU Dresden, DE
Frank de Boer | Leiden University, NL
Luc de Raedt | KU Leuven, BE
Daniel Keim | University of Konstanz, DE
Kristian Kersting | TU Darmstadt, DE
Barbara Pernici | Politecnico di Milano, IT
Petar Popovski | Aalborg University, DK
Ingrid Verbauwhede | KU Leuven, BE

Funded projects

Information and Communication Technology Call 2015

Funding volume: 5,108,000 €
Number of applications: 137 short proposals, 22 invited for submitting a full proposal
Awarding procdure: Selection by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: September 4, 2015
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: September 11, 2015

Contact: Marita Benkwitz

For more information see the Call Fiche

Members of the call jury:

  • Matthias Jarke (jury chair) | RWTH Aachen and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, DE
  • Andrea Back | University of St. Gallen, CH
  • Christian Bischof | TU Darmstadt, DE
  • Antonio Capone | Technical University of Milan, IT
  • Marta Kwiatkowska | University of Oxford, UK
  • Carol O’Sullivan | Disney Research, US
  • Alfonso Valencia | CNIO Madrid , ES

Funded projects

Information and Communication Technology Call 2012

Funding volume: 5,000,000 €
Number of applications: 63 full proposals
Awarding procdure: Selection by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: June 18-19, 2012
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: June 26, 2012

Contact: Marita Benkwitz

For more information see the Call Fiche

Members of the call jury:

  • Markus Gross (Co-Chair) | ETH Zürich and Director of Disney Research Zürich, CH
  • Hans Ulrich Buhl (Co-Chair) | University of Augsburg, DE
  • Antonio Acín | ICFO Barcelona, ES
  • Sonia Aïssa | INRS, FR
  • Alexandra Duel-Hallen | North Carolina State University, US
  • Paola Inverardi | Università dell'Aquila, IT
  • Valérie Issarny | INRIA Paris, FR
  • Daniel Keim | University of Konstanz, DE
  • Anne-Marie Kermarrec | INRIA Rennes, FR
  • Marta Kwiatkowska | Oxford University, UK

Funded projects

Information and Communication Technology Call 2010



Funding volume: 5,111,000 €
Number of applications: 67 full proposals
Awarding procdure: Selection by international expert panel based on review report by peers
Jury meeting: June 7-8, 2010
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: June 22, 2010

For more information see the Call Fiche

Members of the call jury:

  • Wolfgang Utschick (jury chair) | Technical University of Munich, DE
  • Antonio Acin | ICFO Barcelona, ES
  • Hans Ulrich Buhl | University of Augsburg, DE
  • Rita Cucchiara | Università degli Studi di Modena, IT
  • Anja Feldmann | Technische Universität Berlin, DE
  • Fadhel  M. Ghannouchi | University of Calgary, CA
  • Sybille Hellebrand | University of Paderborn, DE
  • Mary Ann Ingram | Georgia Institute of Technology, US
  • Paola Inverardi | Università dell'Aquila, IT
  • Amos Lapidoth | ETH Zurich, CH
  • Carol O‘Sullivan | Trinity College Dublin, IE
  • David S. Rosenblum | University College London, UK
  • Bernhard Rumpe | Aachen University, DE
  • Wolfgang Wahlster | German Research Centre for AI, DE

Funded projects

Information and Communication Technology Call 2008




Funding volume: 4,980,000 €
Number of applications: 50 full proposals
Awarding procdure: Selection by international expert panel based on review report by peer
Jury meeting: October 23-24, 2008
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: November 11, 2008

For more information see the Call Fiche

Members of the call jury:

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (jury chair) | University of Geneva, CH
  • Manfred Broy | Technical University of Munich, DE
  • Peter Buneman | University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Giuseppe Caire | University of Southern California, US
  • Andrzej Duda | Grenoble Institute of Technology, FR
  • Fadhel Ghannouchi | University of Calgary, CA
  • Matthias Jarke |Aachen University, DE
  • Jörg Leuthold | University of Karlsruhe, DE
  • Björn Ottersten | Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, SE
  • Catuscia Palamidessi | École Polytechnique, FR
  • Yves Pigneur | University of Lausanne, CH
  • Steffen Staab | University of Koblenz, DE
  • Tamas Sziranyi | Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HU

Funded projects

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