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

WTZ Montenegro | Online Application from 15 September 2023| call text

WTZ Slovakia | Online Application from 9 October 2023| call text

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
Albania 2023-2024 closed
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2023-2024 closed
Brasil planned  
Bulgaria 2025-2027 planned for autumn 2024
China 2024-2025 planned for autumn 2023
Croatia 2024-2025 closed
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
North Macedonia 2024-2025 closed
Montenegro 2024-2026 15.9. - 10.11.2023 12 noon
Multilateral S&T Call Danube Region 2023-2024 closed
Poland 2024-2025 closed
Serbia 2024-2026 planned for autumn 2023
Slovakia 2024-2026 autumn 2023
Slovenia 2024-2025 spring 2024
Ukraine 2023-2024 closed
Vietnam planned