News archive - Austrian S&T Cooperation Programme - Opportunities for WBC

The Scientific and Technological Cooperation (S&T Cooperation) is based on inter-governmental agreements regarding cooperations in the fields of science and technology. In Austria this programme is financed by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW). The administrative management of the programme is provided by our S&T team at the Centre for International Cooperation and Mobility (ICM) of the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education & Research (OeAD GmbH).

Within the framework of these agreements travel and accommodation expenses for research visits are funded. In well justified cases a one-off lump sum for material costs can be granted within the project budget. The financial support is intended for research visits within the framework of concrete scientific cooperation projects with researchers from partner countries of the Scientific & Technologcial Cooperation; the basic funding of the research projects must be secured from other sources.

List of participating countries:

Albania, Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, India, Korea (ROK), Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam

Current calls for application 

Program target

The programme aims at intensifying the international scientific cooperation of Austrian researchers and researchers from the partner countries by funding mobility expenses within the framework of a bilateral or multilateral project.

Eligible applicants

Eligible for application are legal entities (e.g. higher education institutions, research institutions, companies) wishing to carry out a non-profit oriented research project.

Application requirements

A specific, non-profit oriented research project within which researchers from the relevant partner countries ar going to cooperate and which has already secured basic funding must be submitted bilaterally in Austria and in the partner country according to the requirements effective in each country. For detailed information about project submissions see 'current calls'.

Participation of young (up to 35 years of age) and female researchers in the joint research activities will be especially appreciated in the evaluation.

There is no legal claim to funding!

Financial support

Financial support is provided in the form of travel and accommodation expenses for research visits during the approved project duration. In well-justified cases a one-off lump sum for material costs can be granted within the project budget. Please note that the specifications of the individual call apply!

Prioritized fields of research

Detailed information on prioritized fields of research can be found at the current calls for application.

Source: OeAD

Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Croatia
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on May 10, 2016
Modified on May 10, 2016