Wissenschaftlich-Technische Zusammenarbeit (WTZ)

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 and Hungary.

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Current calls for application

Application agency in Austria: OeAD / ICM, 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.

WTZ France | Online Application | Call Guidelines

WTZ Slovenia | Online Application | Call Guidelines

WTZ Czech Republic | Online Application | Call Guidelines

WTZ Croatia | Online Application | Call Guidelines

WTZ Vietnam | Online Application | Call Guidelines

WTZ Hungary | Online Application | Call Guidelines

Country Project period of 2 years Next call
     
Albania 2021-2022 planned for autumn 2020
Argentina currently not open for application  
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021-2022 planned for autumn 2020
Bulgaria 2021-2023 (2 years) planned for spring 2021
China 2020-2021 planned for spring 2019
Croatia 2020-2021 open until 17.05.2019
Czech Republic 2020-2021 open until 30.04.2019
France "Amadée" 2020-2021 open until 15.04.2019
Hungary 2020-2021 open until 12.06.2019
India 2020-2022 planned for autumn 2019
Korea (ROK) currently not open for application  
North Macedonia 2020-2021 planned for autumn 2019
Montenegro 2020-2021 planned for autumn 2020
Multilateral S&T Call Danube Region 2019-2020 spring 2019
Poland 2020-2021 planned for spring 2019
Romania 2019-2021 currently not open for application
Serbia 2020-2021 planned for spring 2019
Slovakia 2021-2022 planned for spring 2020
Slovenia 2020-2021 open until 25.04.2019
South Africa 2021-2022 planned for spring 2020
Ukraine 2021-2022 planned for spring 2020
Vietnam 2020-2021 open until 07.06.2019