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


Deadline: 30 Apr 2018

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 “Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy of the Republic of Austria on Scientific and Technological Cooperation” and is financed equally by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST).


This Programme aims to:

  • contribute to scientific advancement in both countries by funding researchers’ mobility in the frame of joint research projects in specified research fields;
  • provide 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.
  • support the advancement of basic research; and
  • contribute meaningfully to research capacity development.


The call is open to all scientific disciplines and thematic areas, including social sciences as well as and the humanities.
Please Note:

  • Joint projects with the potential to lead to future bilateral and multilateral co-operations within the Austrian, South African and European research programmes will be favourably considered.
  • Also, the joint projects that involve young scientists and pay attention to a balanced involvement of female and male researchers (gender equality) will be positively considered and will receive a higher rating.


The projects will be supported for a period of two years (projects starting January 2019 and ending December 2020).


An application must designate two principal investigators, one in South Africa and one in Austria, who will bear the main responsibility for the project, including its technical and administrative coordination as well as scientific and financial reporting.