As a funding expert for research and innovation as well as science communication, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for Understanding Science and Healthcare Funding.

As a funding expert for research and innovation as well as science communication, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for Understanding Science and Innovation Funding.

Facts about Understanding Science Funding:

Maximum funding amount:

60,000 euros per development proposal

Co-funding rate:

maximum 75%

Minimum project value:

10,000 euros

 

Who is eligible?

Universities, universities of applied sciences, associations, non-university research institutions, and organisations.

Business sectors:

Companies and organisations in the social, research, and educational sectors.

Eligible costs:

Payroll costs for employees and self-employed contractors, for partners and owners of small enterprises, external services such knowledge procurement, acquisition costs for machines or equipment, licenses or intellectual property rights, travel expenses for invited guests, including moderators or speakers.

Upfront payment:

Up to a maximum of 50% of the approved funding amount can be paid up front. Don't forget your biannual progress report on your development proposal.

Maximum project duration:

2 years

Assessment:

An independent jury will assess your submission and provide a recommendation for your development proposal's funding. We provide Understanding Science Funding to support development proposals that pursue climate and environmental objectives and promote diversity in Vienna.

Bonus:

Women's bonus: 5,000 euros. The women's bonus is awarded if your development proposal is managed by a woman with the necessary qualifications. 

Documents for your submission to receive Understanding Science Funding:

A duly completed online application form, an application confirmation, as well as a de minimis declaration, your latest annual financial statements, and/or an income statement.

Legal basis under European state aid law:

De-minimis

Typical steps when applying for Understanding Science Funding

1.
Developing a project idea
2.
Consultations at the Vienna Business Agency
3.
Selecting the funding that's right for you
4.
Organising your project content
5.
Online project submission
6.
Project assessment by a jury
7.
Communication of the outcome by the Vienna Business Agency

Information material on Neighbourhood Business Funding

Deadlines and submission

Submission period:1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026
Submission deadlines 2024:15 May, 15 August, 15 December