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Newsletter Research; 16 May 2024


FFG: Digital Europe Programme
Deadline: 29 May 2024
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Research- & Women in Science Award South Tyrol 2024
Target group: all researchers
Deadline: 31 May 2024, 15:00 h
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BMBWF-Call Staatspreis zur Förderung von Ersatzmethoden zum Tierversuch
Deadline: 30 June 2024
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New Call: Transcan 3 - Combination therapies against cancer: new opportunities for translational research
Since April 26th the new call of the ERA-Net Transcan is open for proposals. Consortia consisting of min. 3 and max. 6 organisations from 16 different countries are invited to apply for projects. Eligible countries include: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Luxembourg, Norway, Austria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Hungary.
Deadline for first stage proposals: 05 July 2024
Invitation for the second stage: 18 October 2024
Deadline for full-proposals: 29 November 2024
More information:
Proposal submission system:

ÖAW: Johann Wilhelm Ritter von Mannagetta Promotion Awards for Medicine
Target group: scientists who have received their doctorate/PhD within the last four years, undertook their doctoral research in an Austrian university or are working at an Austrian university or research institution at the time of application.
Deadline: 20 September 2024
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ÖAW: Johann Wilhelm Ritter von Mannagetta-Award for Medicine
Target group: scientists up to the age of 45 (periods of parental leave are taken into account) who have produced outstanding research in their field and are working at an Austrian university or research institution at the time of their nomination
Deadline: 20 September 2024
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FFG: Horizon Europe Mission
Deadline: September 2024
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Horizon Europe - New Work Programs
* Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions:
* Cluster 1 - Health:
* Cluster 3 - Civil Security for Society:
* Cluster 4 - Digital, Industry and Space:
* Cluster 6 - Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and
* Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area:
* Missions:

European Partnership IHI:  Just published - draft topics for IHI call 8
IHI: Draft Topics for next call published four topics are planned for the next two-stage call for proposals from the Innovative Health Initiative (IHI), which is scheduled to open at the end of June. The following topics are under consideration for inclusion in IHI call 8:
A city-based approach to reducing cardiovascular mortality in Europe
Novel endpoints for osteoarthritis (OA) by applying big data analytics
Modelling regulatory sandbox mechanisms and enabling their deployment to support breakthrough innovation
Patient-centred clinical-study endpoints derived using digital health technologies

HERA: New tenders planned for crisis preparedness in the event of health emergencies 
As part of new calls for proposals from the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), four topics are planned from May 24th. A European center for vaccine development, the development of new antivirals and the next generation of respiratory protective equipment and innovative technologies in drug production are supported. The deadline for submissions is September 5th.
Detailed information about this call can be found here:

FFG Academy Training: “ERC at 3“ online sessions – preparing a compelling ERC proposal - For Starters and Consolidators
When: 16 – 24 May 2024, 17:00 h
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Virtual Information Event on the MSCA Doctoral Networks 2024 Call
The event informs about the key aspects and novelties of the 2024 call for proposals
(deadline 27 November), including the specificities of the Joint Doctorate and the Industrial Doctorates. For further insights into how to write an excellent proposal, you might consider the training in proposal writing for MSCA Doctoral Networks 12 June in Vienna

Webinar: Information event of the CDG on Christian Doppler Laboratories
When: 18 June 2024, 13:00 – 14:30 h
Where: Online event (MS Teams)
Registration deadline is 13 June 2024
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Shared RDM – Events
Your Work | Your Choice. Open Research an der UdK Berlin am Beispiel des Forschungsdatenmanagements
When: 29 May 2024, 15:00 – 16:00 h
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Zertifikatsprogramm "Data Steward" an der Universität Wien: Rückblick auf die ersten zwei Jahre
When: 20 June 2024, 10:00 – 11:00 h
Registration and further information:
Advancing Research Data Management and Open Science in Austria
When: 18 June 2024, 10:00 – 12:00 h
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Reminder Events
ÖGMBT: Life Sciences Career Fair
When: 28 May 2024
Where: FH Campus Vienna
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16th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting
When: 17 – 19 September 2024
Where: University of Graz
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Symposium: miCROPe - Microbe-assisted Crop Production – opportunities
When: 15 – 18 July 2024
Where: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
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19th Danube Rector´s Conference (DRC) Summer School
When: 16 – 22 July 2024;
Where: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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COST project submission training June 4th, 2024
We would like to draw your attention to the next online training for main applicants in COST as part of the FFG Academy, which will take place on 
04 June 2024 from 9:30 to 12:30 h
Q&A session until 13:00 h
The training content is relevant for both first-time main applicants and resubmitters.
The prerequisite for participation is a concrete project idea for a COST action. The training and the accompanying materials provide in-depth knowledge for preparing the COST application. In addition, the experiences from the last tenders will be taken into account. Best practice examples from funded COST campaigns, feedback from evaluators and exchanges with other submitters supplement the information.  
The presentation will be in German. Some of the slides are in English. Questions can be asked in German or English.
Registrations are welcome under this link:

Austrian Bioinformatics Workshop 2024
The workshop will offer a number of keynote speakers, insightful talks selected from abstract submissions, workgroup discussions and social activity. We will also focus on research data management, national research infrastructure and facilities for life science data, including the new ELIXIR node Austria. The number of participants will be limited to about 150.
When: 03 July 2024
Where: Graz
Further information:
Registration possible here:;jsessionid=14BD343E57469D264E177DE21F27710A

I.E.C.T. – Summer School – 10th anniversary
Target group: Master and Ph.D. students, post-docs and researchers from the fields of technology, advanced engineering, natural science, life science, physics, mathematics, IT and AI as well as early-stage start-ups with science or technology projects
When: 22 – 28 August 2024
Deadline registration: 03 May 2024
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Reminder Calls
Euregio Science Fund 2024
Ten years after the start of this initiative, the Euregio Science Fund opens a new call for proposals in 2024.
Target group: The funding program is aimed at researchers from all disciplines from the regions of Trentino, South Tyrol, and Tyrol applying jointly for a research project.
The budget distribution among partners needs to be well balanced - The difference between the largest and the smallest project part may not exceed 10 percent of the total volume.
Deadline: 28 May 2024
Proposals must be submitted through elane the submission system of the FWF
Project duration: 24 to 36 months
Funding: € 300.000 up to a maximum of € 600.000 per application
Open for all research disciplines (bottom-up approach)
Consortia include one partner from each of the three Euregio regions
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The Doctor Juan Abarca International Award for Medical Sciences is open to recognize the impact of medical-scientific advances and innovations for international society. “ABARCA PRIZE” is endowed with 100,000 euros and a diploma for the winner.
Deadline: 31 May 2024
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LBG - Leadership Excellence Award in Research
The Leadership Excellence Award in Research, which annually recognizes outstanding and innovative leadership skills in the field of research in Austria, will be awarded for the second time this year.
Deadline: 31 May 2024
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ÖGMBT: Life Sciences Research and PhD Awards Austria 2024
Target group: young researchers working in the field of life sciences and biotechnology
Deadline: 09 June 2024
Further information:
Life Sciences Research Awards Austria:
Life Sciences PHD Awards Austria:

ÖAW: MAX KADE – USA Fellowships of the Max Kade Foundation
This programme of the Max Kade Foundation in New York supports scholars from all research disciplines who wish to visit the USA for research purposes.
Deadline: 15 June 2024
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Helmut-Sinzinger-Preis 2024
Target group: Prize for the best publication in 2023 in the fields of lipid metabolic disorders, atherosclerosis diseases and their latest diagnostic and therapeutic options, including lipoprotein apheresis
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Award: EUR 5.000,00
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PhD program for Tyrolean universities
Processed by FFG (eCall)
Submission period: 15 March 2024 – 01 July 2024
Funding amount: EUR 110,000 (max. 50% of the total amount is funded)
Scientific disciplines: Natural sciences and technical sciences with a specific connection to Tyrolean companies
Project duration: 24 – max. 36 months
Requirement: Employment of the doctoral candidate at least 50% over the entire duration of the project
Any missing funding should be provided by Tyrolean companies (Letter of Intent (LOI) of the company involved is necessary)
A maximum of 4 applications per university will be funded.
Please submit via FSI – Research Service and Innovation Department (
Further information and the guidelines of the state of Tyrol can be found here:

Eduard-Wallnöfer-Preis der Industriellenvereinigung Tirol
Deadline: 26 August 2024
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ERC Workprogramme 2024
Begin of this week the EU commission published the new Work Programme 2024 for ERC Projects. It features several novelties regarding the evaluation process, research assessment (including a new template for CV and track record), lump sum funding, as previously announced and also opened the Starting and the Synergy Grant Call 2024.
ERC Work Programme 2024
ERC Advanced Grant - Deadline: 29 August 2024
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Tyrolean co-financing for COMET projects
The call for COMET projects is open from April 16, 2024. The aim of the COMET projects is to carry out excellent research in collaboration between science and business. A total of around 10 million euros in federal funding is available. The FFG supports your high-quality research program, which must be open thematically but clearly defined. The maximum public funding (federal and state funding) is 45% with up to 0.675 million euros per year. The call is thematically open (bottom-up)
Deadline: 22 October 2024
Federal funding: max. 0,45 M € p/a
Regional funding: max. 0,225 M € p/a
Funding intensity: 45% of project budget
Missing funding by companies (at least 45%) and inkind contribution of university (at least 5%)
Project duration: 3 - 4 years
Consortia must include at least one scientific partner and three companies
Further information can be found here:

Horizon Europe - New Call „Civil Security for Society (WP6)“
The whole workprogramme can be downloaded here:
Deadline for the 2024 topics will be on 20 November 2024.
For further questions please contact Wolfram Rieneck (

FWF - Zero Emissions Award
Target group: researchers from all disciplines who are conducting research in the field of renewable energies and the energy transition
Deadline: rolling
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Open Calls to apply via GAR:
Dr. Johannes and Hertha Tuba Research Funding
The call will be open from 06.03.2024 – 31.05.2024
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Dr. Johannes and Hertha Tuba Prize
The call will be open from 06.03.2024 – 31.05.2024
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Dr. Otto Seibert Science Funding Prize
The call will be open from 06.03.2024 – 31.05.2024
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Price of the Brigitta Zollner foundation
The call will be open from 06.03.2024 – 31.05.2024
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Support for open access publishing:
Open-access publication fund:
FWF Open Access Block Grant:
Publishing Agreements:
Applications possible on rolling basis to apply via GAR:
I-med scholarship for short stays abroad for graduated young scientists
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i-med Research Scholarships for graduated young scientists
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Grants from the Dr. Johannes and Hertha Tuba foundation
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All our workshops and registration under:

You will be supported in the preparation of project proposals by
Maria Pérez (national programmes, FWF etc.),
Tel: 0512/9003-70073, E-mail:

Wolfram Rieneck (international programmes, Cooperation programmes Business and Industry)
Tel.: 0512/9003-70072, E-mail:

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