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Newsletter Research; 20 March 2020


COVID-19 - Information on how to obtain the signature of the Research Institution on FWF proposals (ad personam)

Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19, we try to minimize personal contacts as much as possible. Therefore, we adapted the procedure to obtain the signature of the Vice president for research and international relations (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christine Bandtlow) as follows:
Please send all the necessary documents via E-Mail to (indicate in the subject signature for FWF proposal). After being signed the proposals will be returned via our internal post service.

Please note that at the moment it is possible to return a scanned copy of the signed cover sheet to the FWF (only ad personam programmes), The original cover sheet can be sent by regular post later on, but should arrive in Vienna (FWF) before the date of the respective Board meeting deciding on the proposal. All relevant information about new procedures /changes due to Covid-19 can be found under:

COVID-19 - Important information about FWF Programmes with deadline

Zukunftskollegs-Young Independent Researcher Groups
Target group: Post-docs 1 to max 5 years after doctorate
Call begins: 23 March 2020
Call ends: 30 July 2020
Virtual proposers day on 29 April 2020
Further information please contact

There is an extended deadline for this programme! New deadline: 8 June 2020
Application online through elane
Further information and questions please contact

There is an extended deadline for this programme! New deadline: 20 June 2020
Application online via elane
Further information and questions: gerit.oberaufner@fwf-ac-at

There is an extended deadline for this programme! New deadline: 6 June 2020
Application online via elane
Further information and questions:  aliette.dörflinger@fwf-ac-at

Herzfelder-Stiftung, Weiss-Preis, netidee SCIENCE und ASMET-Forschungspreis
There is an extended deadline for these programmes! New deadline: 30 June 2020
Application online via elane
Further information and questions: gerit.oberaufner@fwf-ac-at

COVID 19 - Important information about Horizon 2020 Programmes with deadline

Due to the current situation, some deadlines of Horizon 2020 tenders will be extended. This concerns the following deadlines:
- SC1/Health: The deadline of 7 April (BHC call) has been postponed to 15 April.
- IMI2: The deadline Call 18, 2nd stage, has been extended from 26 March to 2 April.

There is no change in the deadline for:
- Call IMI2-2020-21-01
- Call for proposals EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020
Also for other deadlines (such as the SC1/Health Deadline on 22 April (DTH call) and the ICT Deadline on 22 April 2020) no changes are currently known.

Horizon Impact Award
Deadline: 2 April 2020
Further information:

EU Prize for Women Innovators
Open to women from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon 2020, who have founded or co-founded a successful company and brought innovation to market
Deadline: 21 April 2020
Further information:

JRC - Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) program
The call is open to higher education institutions / universities from EU Member States and countries associated to the EU Research Program Horizon 2020.
Deadline: 3 May 2020
Further information:

HDHL-INTIMIC: Call for Joint Transnational Research proposals
Deadline: 7 May 2020
Further information:

COVID-19 - Strategic Partnerships and School Exchange Partnerships

The European Commission has announced that due to the current situation the application deadline for Strategic Partnership projects in Erasmus+ (for all education sectors) and for School Exchange Partnerships will be extended from 24 March to 23 April 2020, 12.00.
Further Information:

COVID-19 – Information for the FFG programs

Deadlines for the FFG programs are constantly updated. Information on legal issues (e.g. to what extent the provisions of the Horizon 2020 funding agreement on force majeure apply to ongoing projects and how to proceed) can be found here:
You can find an overview of the FFG's funding offer here:
The FFG has installed a corona information page, the following measures are taken:
The customer advisory service works by telephone, electronically or via remote meeting.
The assessment of the research bonus is fully digital, there are no restrictions.
Advisory board and jury meetings are conducted digitally as planned
We are working on the electronic signing of contracts.
Focus on the liquidity of our customers: Funding installments are paid out quickly.
On-site audits are handled by sending documents or carried out remotely, if this is possible for the funding recipient.
Deadlines for the submission of tenders are extended if necessary.
We process our clients' requests for extension of deadlines, deferral of loan repayments, etc. with the greatest flexibility.
Reminders e.g. for the return of subsidy contracts or reports are suspended.
Promotion of internships: we act flexibly in case of interruptions or deadlines.

COVID-19 – Important Information and changes concerning other tenders

COST: OC-2020-1
The 2020 COST Open Call will be closed now on Thursday 29 October 2020 instead of Wednesday 29 April 2020.
Further information:

Interreg Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein: Extension of deadline for accounting until 30 April 2020;
Interreg Alpine Space, as well as Interreg Italy-Austria and Interreg Austria-Bavaria reporting period runs until 30 June 2020.

Open Calls for proposals concerning COVID-19-research

Medizinisch-Wissenschaftlicher Fonds des Bürgermeisters der Bundeshauptstadt Wien
Target group: Scientists researching in SARS-Cov-2 /COVID-19
Application is possible immediately, cooperation with Viennese scientists necessary
Further information:
Dr. Franz Oberndorfer, phone: +43 1 40409 60016,

IMI 2: Possible IMI Call for proposals on the novel Coronavirus
IMI is planning a fast-track call for proposals on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to be launched in early March.
Deadline 31 March 2020
Do you still need information on the content and a few tips on funding for the current IMI-COVID-19 call for proposals? The webinar recording of 04.03.2020 is still available online to help you prepare an application and proposal.
Further information:


Tiroler Wissenschaftsförderung (former Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds) 2020
The next call for the Tiroler Wissenschaftsförderung will be open from
1 February 2020 until 31 March 2020.
Applications only online under the following link:
Please be aware that applications must comply with the guidelines for third party funding at the Medical University of Innsbruck:
Further information also under:

MUI-START Programme – 11th Call
Target: young scientists
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Further information here
Contact person: Dr. María Pérez Mediavilla; E-Mail;

Kardinal Innitzer Studienfonds
Target group: researchers up to an age of 40 years
Deadline: 30 April 2020
Further information:

OeAD: Scientific & Technological Cooperation - Czech Republic, Montenegro, Ukraine
Austria - Czech Republic
Submission deadline: 5 June 2020
Call guidelines:
Austria - Montenegro
Submission deadline: 29 May 2020
Call guidelines:
Austria - Ukraine
Submission deadline: 27 April 2020
Call guidelines:

Open Access

Open Access Publishing in Elsevier:
For members of the Medical University of Innsbruck there are new options for free Open Access publishing in 1.700 hybrid journals of Elsevier.
Further information:
Information for Open Access Publishing at the MUI:
Open Access Publication Fund at the MUI:
Open Access Policy at the Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI):
Open Access Publishing in Cooperation with the University and Regional Library of Tyrol (ULBT):
Open Access Publishing Fund of the MUI:
Information to Predatory Publishing:


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