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
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.
WTZ Slovakia | Online Application from 1 October 2020| Call Guidelines
|Country||Project period of 2 years||Next call|
|Albania||2021-2023||planned for autumn 2020|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2021-2023||planned for autumn 2020|
|Bulgaria||2021-2023||planned for autumn 2020|
|China||2021-2022||planned for autumn 2020|
|Croatia||2022-2023||planned for spring 2021|
|Hungary||2022-2023||planned for spring 2021|
|India||2020-2022||planned for autumn 2021|
|North Macedonia||2022-2023||planned for spring 2020|
|Multilateral S&T Call Danube Region||2022-2023||planned for autumn 2021|
|Poland||2022-2023||planned for spring 2021|
|Serbia||2022-2023||planned for spring 2021|
|Slovakia||2021-2022||1.10. - 1.12.2020 (12:00)|
|Slovenia||2023-2024||planned for spring 2022|
|South Africa||2022-2023||planned for spring 2021|
|Vietnam||2022-2023||planned for spring 2021|
Useful forms and documents
- Nominierung Incoming.docx (148,5 KB)
- Reimbursement for travel expenses Outgoing .docx (151,2 KB)
- WTZ Reimbursement Travel Expenses Outgoing 20191212.doc (197,5 KB)
- Reimbursement for material costs.docx (146,6 KB)
- WTZ Acknowledgement of Receipt.docx (27,1 KB)