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TU Graz Internal Funding Programmes and Prizes

Initial Funding Programme

Competitive Initial Funding Programme

TU Graz provides funds to support the preparation and development of promising applications for competitive funding programmes. The Vice Rector for Research will review the applications together with the Heads of the relevant Field of Expertise.

The 16th call especially addresses researchers of TU Graz who have little experience in applying for third-party funding. Applications on any topic are eligible.

Requests for the drafting of applications for Horizon Europe are particularly welcome. 
 

Documents for Submission

Deadline: 15 November 2021

Send the completed application form to foenoSpam@tugraz.at.

 


Please note: For cooperation activities with the TU Darmstadt which do not focus on the preparation of a specific project proposal, the Graz University of Technology offers the call "Fördermittel Stragtegische Partnerschaften" from the International Office - Welcome Center.

Initial Funding for Coordinators of 2-stage Horizon Europe Calls

Coordinators of Horizon Europe (HEU) applications for 2-stage proposals that have reached the 2nd stage, receive an initial funding of € 10,000 for the preparation of the full proposal (simplified procedure).

Please submit the application form, confirmation of reaching the 2nd stage and the pre-proposal to foenoSpam@tugraz.at.

For information: Applications for single-stage HEU calls and applications for 2-stage HEU calls in which TU Graz participates as a consortium partner (not as a coordinator), will continue to be supported through the Competitive Initial Funding Programme.

Contact

Thomas TRINK
Mag., MSc.
Phone: +43 316 873 6927
thomas.trinknoSpam@tugraz.at

Projects with Tongji University

Additional funds are available for third party funded cooperative research projects of Graz University of Technology with Tongji University:

If you are planning an application for a joint third-party funded project, you may apply for initial funding. Up to two additional grants will be awarded. For further information compare the "Beiblatt Projekte Tongji".

Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

Lead Projects of TU Graz

Call for Proposals

In the context of establishing a scientific profile for TU Graz apart from the well-established five Fields of Expertise other well focused excellent fields of research should be identified and developed. Therefore special funding for the so called lead projects were provided.

This special funding will be available for a period of max. three years. Extension of funding for a lead project is possible only once for another three years if the project is positively evaluated.

 

Granting

The selection of lead projects will be a two-stage process. In stage one (pre-application) the Rectorate will choose the most promising projects. The consortia on this shortlist will be invited to submit a full application and present their project to an external jury (hearing).

 

Contact

Ursula DIEFENBACH
Priv.-Doz.in Dr.in
Tel.: +43 316 873 6025
diefenbachnoSpam@tugraz.at

Documents for Submission of pre-applications


There is currently no call for proposals.
 

Award of Excellence

Call for Proposals

Every year, the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy awards prizes for outstanding doctoral theses at Austrian universities. Every academic year, the 40 best graduates of doctoral programmes in Austria are awarded the “Award of Excellence” worth € 3,000.--. This prize aims to recognise the achievements of young scientists and draws the public’s attention to their work.

Three prizes are to be awarded at TU Graz.

 

Contact

Nina STEVANECZ-LAUSCH
Mag.a
Phone: +43 316 873 6923
stevanecz-lauschnoSpam@tugraz.at

Submission

Deadline: September 3, 2021

Please send the application and the attachments by internal post/post to Mag. Stevanecz-Lausch (Research & Technology House) or per e-mail: ft-hausnoSpam@tugraz.at

Requirements

  • Austrian citizenship or citizenship of a country in the European Economic Area as well as third country nationals with an equal status and stateless persons in accordance with § 4 StudFG (Studienförderungsgesetz).
  • Doctoral degree completed in the academic year 2020/2021
  • Adherence to the average duration of study for a doctoral programme
  • Outstanding and highest scoring doctoral thesis 

 

 

WKO Research Grants

 

WKO-Research Grants 2021/2022

The Styrian Economic Chamber (die Wirtschaftskammer Steiermark) is funding a total of 20 Master theses with strong business references (begin after 1 January 2021) with € 2,100: 6 times € 350 for each student plus € 500 for each supervising Institute. The submission is effected in the way of the supervising tutor. The applications will be collected by the Research & Technology House and forwarded to the Styrian Economic Chamber by the Vice Rector for Research.

The decision of the jury will be communicated at the beginning of December.

Contact

Uta GRABNER
Phone: +43 316 873 6032
uta.grabnernoSpam@tugraz.at

Submission

Deadline: 22nd October 2021

Please submit per internal mail, mail or email (colour scan of the documents) to the Research & Technology House:

  • completed application form (incl. the applicant's declaration of consent, the supervisor's declaration of support and, if applicable, the cooperation partner's declaration of support)
  • description of the project (max. 1 page)
  • CV
  • photo (jpg/png)

Application form WKO Research Grant 2021/2022

Requirements

  • Master thesis with a strong business reference
  • begin after 1st January 2021 (ongoing or completed)

Nikola Tesla Medal

Call 2021

In order to honour excellent application-oriented research and to commemorate Nikola Tesla the Nikola Tesla Medal will be awarded this year for the third time to the TU Graz researcher¹ with the most granted patents within the last five years (minimum of 5 granted patents).

This medal will be awarded biennially and one inventor may be awarded only once (according to the Statute of TU Graz).

¹currently employed or retired

Contact

Tatjana RAJH
Mag.a
Phone: +43 316 873 6922
rajhnoSpam@tugraz.at

Submission

There is currently no call for proposals.

For your information please find a list of all the granted patents of the TU Graz.

We kindly ask all interested inventors to name all additional GRANTED patents to the Research & Technology House:

  • period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020
  • only patents in which you are named as inventor and
  • filed by external organisations.

Please send the list including titles or short descriptions of the patents and the year of granting to Mag.a Tatjana Rajh (rajhnoSpam@tugraz.at).

A nomination of the Rectorate will be passed on to the Honours Committee of the Senate.

Awarding

The official awarding ceremony will be included in the honouring of inventors of the Graz Universities.

Competitive Call for Research and Teaching Infrastructure of the TU Graz

1. Call

The aim of this call is to strengthen both research and teaching. Preference is given to infrastructure used by several institutes whith a coherent useage in research and teaching.

Up to 50 % of the costs of newly acquired infrastructure can be funded, with a maximum cap of 150,000 €. Applications for infrastructure with less than 50,000 € total cost are not eligible.

Contact

Thomas TRINK
Mag., MSc.
Tel.: +43 316 873 6927
thomas.trinknoSpam@tugraz.at

 

Submission

Submission deadline: There is currently no call for proposals.

Send the completed application form to ft-hausnoSpam@tugraz.at.