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 € 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.

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Current calls for application

WTZ Bulgaria | online application  | call text - coming soon

WTZ Multilateral (Danube Region) | Online application  | calltext - coming soon


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 planned for autumn 2022
Brasil - planned
Bulgaria 2023-2025 planned for spring 2023
China 2022-2024 planned for autumn 2023
Croatia 2024-2025 planned for spring 2023
Czech Republic 2023-2024 19.4. - 30.6.2022 12 noon
France "Amadée" 2023-2024 closed
Hungary 2024-2025 planned for spring 2023
India 2022-2023 closed
Korea (ROK) 2022-2024 closed
North Macedonia 2024-2025 planned for spring 2023
Montenegro 2023-2024 planned for spring 2023
Multilateral S&T Call Danube Region 2023-2024 planned for autumn 2022
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 2024-2025 planned for spring 2023
Ukraine 2023-2024 planned for spring 2023
Vietnam 2024-2025 planned for spring 2023