Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Third-party Funded Research

Our service remains accessible: Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19 we ask for your understanding that personal consultations in the premises of the DLE can only take place by appointment. Nonetheless our team will be happy to assist you via e-mail and telephone.

Some funding agencies have extended call deadlines You can find a list of current calls and deadlines here. We update this list frequently.

If you have questions regarding signatures and approvals of applications and contract, please check our FAQs here or in the intranet.

Following calls directly regarding COVID-19 have been issued:

  • FWF Urgent Funding for Research into Humanitarian Crises Like Epidemics and Pandemics: 
    The FWF offers a fast-track procedure in some of its funding programmes for proposals dealing with the prevention, early detection, containment, and research into the causes and effects of epidemics and pandemics such as SARS-CoV-2. This also includes projects that focus on the technical, ecological, economic, political, legal, medical, cultural, psychological, or ethical implications of SARS-CoV-2.
    Applications can be submitted between 06.04.2020 and 30.09.2020 31.3.2021 (deadline extended).
  • FWF - Joint Projects - Urgent Funding: The FWF in its initiative for urgent funding for research into humanitarian crises like epidemics and pandemics is joined by several of its international partner research funding organisations. FWF and its partners aim at funding closely integrated bi- or trilateral joint research projects in which researchers from Austria and one or two partner countries combine their complementary expertise. A substantial scientific contribution is expected from all partners.

EU and International Calls

  • PRACE support to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic - PRACE is welcoming project proposals requesting computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Deadline: This call is open until further notice. Applications are evaluated within one week and start as soon as possible if awarded.

Other relevant Calls

Research Services

Welcome to the Website of the Research Services. We offer information on various funding programmes (national and international) for your research projects. Our team also offers advice and support in filing an application and in project planning, particularly with regard to budgeting.

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