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.

Active bilateral agreements are currently in place with Argentina, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, France, India, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and Vietnam.


NHMW: Stones from the Sky

Current calls for application

WTZ Bulgaria | online application  | call text

WTZ France | online application | call text


Application agency in Austria: OeAD /International Cooperation in Higher Education, Vienna

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 2021-2023 closed
Argentina - planned
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2023-2024 closed
Brasil planned  
Bulgaria 2023-2025 1.11.2022-31.1.2023 - 12 noon
China 2024-2025 planned for autumn 2023
Croatia 2024-2025 planned for spring 2023
Czech Republic 2024-2025 15.3. - 28.4.2023 - 12 noon
France "Amadée" 2024-2025 1.2. - 24.3.2023 - 12 noon
Hungary 2025-2026 planned for spring 2024
India 2025-2026 planned for spring 2024
Korea (ROK) 2025-2027 planned for spring 2025
North Macedonia 2024-2025 planned for spring 2023
Montenegro 2023-2024 planned for spring 2023
Multilateral S&T Call Danube Region 2023-2024 closed
Poland 2024-2025 planned for spring 2023
Romania planned  
Serbia 2022-2024 closed
Slovakia 2023-2024 planned for spring 2023
Slovenia 2023-2024 closed
South Africa planned  
Ukraine 2023-2024 10.10. - 21.11.2022 - 12 noon
Vietnam planned