Funding Resources for Upper Austria Researchers
This page is designed as a resource for researchers from Upper Austria. Here you can find the different funding agencies pages where calls will be published. Also on this page are opportunities for mobility funding, both incoming and outgoing, funding for training young researchers, and fellowship and scholarship opportunities for PhD students from Upper Austria who want to study in the other RLS regions.
Multilateral Funding for International Projects
Horizon 2020 | European Union
According to the European Commission, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. EU member states are automatically eligible to compete for funding.
Non-EU RLS partners can participate in Horizon 2020 through bilateral agreements between their home countries and the European Union. Every RLS member state has these types of agreements. These agreements vary in the type of funding the the non-EU RLS partner is eligible for. For further information on how participate as a non-EU member, please visit the regional funding page for the partner in question. Additionally, in specific instances, consortium partners in non-EU member states can receive EU funding, provided they bring a unique competence to the consortium that is not available in the EU.
Visit the Horizon 2020 page.
Bilateral Funding for International Projects
South Africa/Austria Joint Scientific and Technological Cooperation | Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (Austria) and the Department of Science and Technology (South Africa)
(Please note this call is now closed).
The programme for Scientific & Technological Cooperation is carried out in the frame of the bilateral “Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy of the Republic of Austria on Scientific and Technological Cooperation” and is financed equally by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST).
See the call here.
Unilateral Funding for International Projects
Energieforschungsprogramm | Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws), Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH (KPC)
(Please note this call is currently closed)
Value: Please see below
The research and technology program "Energieforschung" relates to the entire chain, from energy supply and transformation, through the transportation and use of energy.
The priorities of this call are on research, development and the market transition of new materials and innovative technologies, systems and concepts. The accompanying acceptability research, as a part research and technology development projects, are eligible for funding.
The specific calls for applications are divided into the following instuments:
- Kooperative GLF: cooperative R&D project based on practically oriented and fundamental research (€60,000 - €1 million over max. 3 years)
- Sondierung: a preliminary study for and R&D project (up to €200,000 for up to 1 year)
- Einzelprojekt IF: an individual industrial research project (up to €1 million over max. 3 years)
- Kooperatives F&E-Projekt: a cooperative R&D project (€100,000 - €2 million over max. 3 years)
- Leitprojekt: a strategic, cooperative R&D project (at least €2 Million over 2 - 4 years)
- F&E-Dienstleistung: fulfilling the given contents of the call for proposals (non-funded, up to 100% financing over a variable period)
Incoming Mobility Funding
Bringing RLS-Sciences students to Upper Austria
Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) | National Research Foundation (USA) and FWF (Austria) and CAPES (Brazil)
(Please note this call is now closed)
Value: $5000 USD, for four to twelve months
Note: this opportunity is for students from Georgia to go to either Upper Austria or São Paulo
GROW provides NSF Graduate Research Fellows (referred to as "Fellows") with opportunities to engage in international collaborations with investigators in partner countries around the world. Through GROW, Fellows benefit from partnerships developed by NSF with counterpart funding organizations in other countries, including FWF in Austria and CAPES in Brazil.
Eligibility: GROW is open to active Fellows (both "on tenure" and "on reserve") who have completed at least one year of their graduate program at the time of application and will retain their active status for at least 12 months following the application submission deadline. They must be certified by the GRFP Institution to be making satisfactory progress towards their degrees and have fulfilled all GRFP reporting requirements.
General Program website.
Program website (Austria specific)
Program website (Brazil specific)
Outgoing Mobility Funding
Visiting RLS-Sciences colleagues outside of Upper Austria
Programm des Landes Oberösterreich zur Förderung von Forschung, Lehre und Internationalisierung an der Johannes Kepler Universität (JKU) Linz | Government of Upper Austria and the JKU Linz
(Please note this call has now closed)
Value: dependent upon duration- please refer to the information below (in German)
This is an initiative of the state of Upper Austria and the JKU to provide financial support and improve the visibility of the accomplishments of the research and teaching at the JKU. These funding opportunities are open to applicants from any discipline within faculties of the JKU Linz. The proposed measures are aimed at researchers at the JKU within their dissertation phase, PraeDoc, as well as in their habilitation, PostDoc and young lecturers.
Funding is available for:
- Leaves of absence/sabbaticals
- Research visits abroad
- Awards to honour particular contributions in teaching
- Incentive bonuses for interdisciplinary research