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 (currently open)

The special call "Digital Humanism 2020" within the thematic programme Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is open!

  • The submission deadline for short proposals is 2pm on the 22nd of September 2020. This is a two-stage call (for the timeline, see below).
  • WWTF wants to position Vienna as an internationally strong location for developing Digital Humanism as a movement and paradigm.
  • The proposed project should improve the understanding of current fundamental questions in digitalisation in its social and human dimensions and thereby aim at re-conceptualizing the development of digital technologies.
  • Researchers from both Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH, including art-based research) and ICT (Computer Sciences and related fields) and related fields should collaborate across disciplines.
  • Project duration is 2-4 years. In total, at least € 2.0 million are dedicated to this call. The funding range per project is € 200,000 to 400,000.
  • For more information on the topic "Digital Humanism", please go to https://www.wwtf.at/digital_humanism/

Preliminary Schedule: 

Please note that due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis and its "unknown unknowns" this schedule might be subject to change. We apologize for that. By all means we will provide sufficient time to the applicants for developing ideas and writing a proposal. 

  1. Opening of the call: mid-April 2020
  2. Matchmaking Event: June 19, 2020 (see below for registration)
  3. Deadline for submission of short proposals (online): September 22, 2020, 2 pm.
  4. Communication about the invitation to submit a full proposal: Early November 2020
  5. Deadline for submission of full proposals: January 28, 2021, 2 pm.
  6. Communication of the funding decision: End of May 2021

For more details kindly refer to the Call fiche, the Guide for Writing a Short Proposal (both below) as well as the WWTF Funding Guidelines.

Applications for joint projects from institutions in Niederösterreich are welcome in this call. For details, please see https://www.wwtf.at/noe/joint_projects/ or read the specifics in the "Guide for Writing a Proposal" (file link below)

IMPORTANT: In order to facilitate new collaboration possibilities between SSH and ICT, WWTF set up a Matchmaking Platform to find partners. We kindly ask you to use to occasion. Please register for the plattform with a short profile and take part in the online matching event on June 19, 2020! ( https://call-digital-humanism.b2match.io/ )

Please do not hesitate to contact the Call Managers for more information: Michael Strassnig or Donia Lasinger

 

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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