Our mission is to support outstanding research through competitive research funding. Excellent scientific projects are selected according to strict criteria and through high-quality procedures. Projects receive substantial financial support from the WWTF. The scientific work is embedded in socially relevant issues through carefully planned focus areas and active networking between disciplines and institutions. In this way, we aim to contribute to shaping a better world through science and research.
How and who do we fund?
We establish long-term thematic programmes to strengthen the Vienna research community where necessary. Within these programmes, regular calls are run for individuals and/or projects.
We support larger scientific projects that have a perspective towards medium- to long-term economic and/or societal benefits. The funding is to be used primarily for personnel costs. Project durations range from 2-4 years. The funding amount may range up to € 1 million per project, depending on the call for proposals.