[CALL] S&T Cooperation (WTZ): Austria - Bulgaria


Deadline: 1 Mar 2021

For early-stage or mid-career researchers who want to establish a new partnership (mainly travel and accomodation expenses).

The programme for Scientific & Technological Cooperation is carried out in the frame of the bilateral Agreement between the Republic of Austria and the People’s Republic of Bulgaria on Scientific and Technological Co-operation, concluded in Vienna on 17 April 1969 and is financed equally by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science.

Aims of the Programme
- Funding researchers’ mobility in the frame of joint research projects to stimulate international research cooperation;
- Providing an opportunity for researchers to cooperate in an international setting and to develop their scientific careers, especially for early-stage1, mid-career2 as well as female researchers.

Areas of Cooperation
The Call is open to all scientific disciplines and thematic areas, including social sciences as well as humanities.

Who is eligible to apply?
AUSTRIA: Researchers working at universities, universities of applied sciences and non-university research institutions are eligible for application.
Project proposals submitted by early-stage or mid-career researchers as well as project proposals with involvement of PhD/doctoral students, early-stage and/or female researchers will be particularly considered.
The focus of the programme lies on new international partnerships. Follow-up proposals with the same research partners will not be eligible for funding if they have already been funded under this programme.
BULGARIA: Applicants eligible to participate in this project selection procedure are only the following entities:
1) Accredited universities as defined in Art.85 para.1, p. 7 of the Higher Education Act;
2) Research organizations as defined in Art. 47, para 1 of the Higher Education Act.