Promotion of Acquisition of Third-party Funding

The management of the Faculty encourages Faculty’s scientists to be active and committed on the acquisition of large and prestigious third-party funded projects. To support and acknowledge these efforts, the Faculty provides the following means of assistance:

4.1 Third-party funds / Personnel support:

Faculty members can apply for personnel support for every project proposal for third-party funded projects with a funded project volume of > EUR 400,000 (i.e. excluding in-kind) to the credit of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy. Prerequisites are that the project has reached the second proposal stage in a competitive process and that the full proposal for the project will be verifiably submitted later. This personnel support takes the form of resources for the “minor employment” (Geringfügige Beschäftigung) of a permanent staff member, employed as an organisational assistant allocated to salary level IIIa (basic level: currently 8h/week) according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff. Such an employment may be concluded for the period of the preparation of the full proposal, but for no longer than a period of four months. If the funding agency merely assesses formal criteria during the first proposal stage, the process is not considered competitive. Please send your informal application, including the funding agency’s invitation to submit the full proposal, to dekan.fgga@univie.ac.at in due time. Upon approval, the applicant, subunit and Dean’s Office agree on the further procedure.

4.2 Third-party funds / Financial assistance for travel expenses:

For the verifiable completion of a project proposal for a third-party funded project with a funded project volume of > EUR 400,000 (i.e. excluding in-kind) to the credit of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, faculty members have the opportunity to apply for financial assistance for travel expenses (once per project), amounting to 50 % of the costs, but to no more than EUR 1,000. Applications for less than EUR 500 will not be granted due to the high administrative effort. This procedure complies with the Faculty’s financial support programme for the promotion of research and excellence.

4.3 Third-party funds / Bonuses:

4.3.1    The Faculty grants faculty members a bonus in the amount of EUR 2,000 for each verifiably submitted third-party funded project proposals. This applies to every third-party funded project with a funded project volume of > EUR 400,000 (i.e. excluding in-kind) to the credit of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy.


4.3.2    For Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (Incomings) and their host at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, the Faculty awards an MSCA bonus of EUR 1,000 each.

4.3.3    The Faculty awards an MSCA bonus, amounting to EUR 1,000 each, to doctoral candidates and PIs at the Faculty participating in MSCA Innovative Training Networks.

These bonuses are intended for the purpose of research. To receive such a bonus, please send an informal notification to dekan.fgga@univie.ac.at. Upon approval, the applicant, subunit and Dean’s Office agree on the further procedure.

Please note that in case of doubt the German version of this directive is binding.

"Freiräume schaffen"

With the concept "Freiräume schaffen" the Rectorate aims to relieve UNIVIE scientists during the application phase of large, prestigious third-party funded projects (ERC, FWF Start, FWF SFB (Lead), FWF doc.funds (Lead), WWTF VRG, EU cooperation projects (Lead), CD laboratory or equivalent). The relief can take the form of reduced teaching obligations or the provision of a student assistant.

Detailed information (PDF, in German)
Please also contact Daniela Große Kathöfer in advance.

Project Calls of Funding Organisations

To support you in your search for appropriate external funding programmes, we provide a selection of open calls tendered by national and international funding organisations.

List of open calls