Scientific & Technological Cooperation (S&T Cooperation)
The international “Scientific & Technological Cooperation” (S&T Cooperation) programmes are based on inter-governmental and bilateral agreements or memoranda of understanding and contribute to the further development of the international cooperation activities of Austrian higher education and research institutions in the fields of science and technology. Calls for proposals for bilateral research projects with selected partner countries are usually issued every two years within the framework of these S&T Cooperation agreements. With some countries there are annual calls for proposals. Funding for bilateral research projects is mainly available for travel and accommodation costs of researchers as well as project-related material costs up to Euro 2,000 per project for the two-year project period.
The aim of the S&T Cooperation programmes is to stimulate international research cooperation, to establish new, sustainable international partnerships and to increase the proportion of young and female researchers in international research project consortia.
Eligible for application:
Researchers at public universities, universities of applied sciences and non-university research institutions in areas of basic research.
Active bilateral agreements are currently in place with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brasil, Bulgaria, China, France, India, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and Vietnam.
Information for reimbursement
Upon invitation of a WTZ project coordintor we visited the Natural History Museum Vienna in autum 2022:
NHMW: Stones from the Sky
If you are interested to show us your WTZ project or institute please send us an email.
Current calls for application
Application agency in Austria: OeAD / International Cooperation in Higher Education, Vienna. The application must be in English.
Application agency for your project partner: Your project partner has to submit the application in his or her country of origin at the authority defined as the first competent authority for his or her institution and according to the local requirements and application form there (see 'info', when call is open).
Detailed information and the direct link to our online application form will be available as soon as the call is open.
|Country||Project period of 2 years||Next call|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2023-2024||closed|
|Bulgaria||2025-2027||planned for autumn 2024|
|China||2024-2025||planned for autumn 2023|
|Czech Republic||2025-2026||spring 2024|
|France "Amadée"||2025-2026||spring 2024|
|Hungary||2024-2026||planned for autumn 2023|
|India||2025-2026||planned for spring 2024|
|Korea (ROK)||2025-2027||planned for spring 2024|
|Montenegro||2024-2026||15.9. - 10.11.2023 12 noon|
|Multilateral S&T Call Danube Region||2023-2024||closed|
|Serbia||2024-2026||planned for autumn 2023|
Useful forms and documents
- Nominierung Incoming 20221110.docx (54,5 KB)
- WTZ Reimbursement for material costs 20221110.doc (94,5 KB)
- WTZ Reimbursement Travel Expenses Outgoing 20221110.doc (110,5 KB)
- Infos zu RK allgemein.pdf (90,5 KB)