Research funding programmes

Excellent research deserves to be supported: TU Wien offers its scientists attractive research funding opportunities. Funding programmes are tailored specifically to the needs of researchers at TU Wien. Hence, in basic research as well as applied research and development, strengths are reinforced and the accent is on research for the future.

You can find an overview of the individual programmes here:

Science Award

The Science Award offers an opportunity to excellent postdocs to successfully set up their own research group. In addition to the boost to reputation from the award, the financial incentive allows for a high degree of freedom and flexibility. This means that high risk projects in research or in appreciation of the arts can be successfully implemented.

Science Award

Innovative Projects

Through the Innovative Projects internal competitive funding programme, TU Wien supports scientifically ambitious project ideas from all faculties. Particular value is placed on inter-faculty collaborations. Depending on the latest call for proposals, pioneering ideas from young researchers are supported with infrastructure or staff. The innovative nature of the project being supported is evaluated under a peer review process and then discussed in a panel meeting.

Innovative Projects

TOP/Start-up programme

Through its TOP/Start-up programme, TU Wien promotes research projects within the key areas defined by the faculties. The faculties are thus able either to strengthen established fields of expertise or promote the establishment of pioneering areas of research. The programme supports both basic research projects and applied research and development, and makes funds available for staff or infrastructure.

TOP-/Start-up programme

Doctoral programmes

Learning from the best – that is what is on offer from doctoral programmes (DKs) financed by TU Wien. They allow the next generation of scientists to gain an excellent inter-disciplinary training based on the best of international research. Important elements of the funding of a doctoral programme by TU Wien include a multi-disciplinary approach to education in the university’s top research fields and the provision of 5–10 tutors for up to ten student.

Doctoral programmes

Collaboration Centers

In 2002, the setting up of ‘internal TU collaborative, multi-disciplinary research projects’ – TU Collaboration Centres, for short – provided a funding channel that was also intended to support current ‘bottom-up’ development in research. The ‘Multi-Faculty Collaboration Centre’ channel was designed to act as the first level of cross-subject/cross-faculty collaboration among research groups at TU Wien, also including researchers from other universities where relevant, as a springboard for research collaboration projects. Collaboration Centres.

Collaboration Centers

Awards

A range of awards provides an attractive stimulant to research for PhD and post-doctoral students at TU Wien. Awards for research in dissertation projects are made with the ‘Hannspeter Winter Award’ and the ‘Ressel Award’. Postdocs, in turn, can apply for the ‘TU Wien Science Award’, which recognises outstanding scientific achievements meeting international standards.

Awards