Euregio Science Fund

Bozen-Bolzano, December 22nd, 2015

2nd call - Overview

Funding decision:

>> Decision of the Board of the EGTC European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino Nr. 25/2015 (Dec. 23rd, 2016)

Target Group

Interregional project networks are research projects in the field of basic research in which scientists and researchers from preferable all three regions Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino co-operate in pursuing a common research goal corresponding to the goals of the EGTC. It is only advisable to apply for such a project if the preferable three parts of the project are closely integrated so that one part could not be carried out without the others.


  • Development of new ideas in various scientific areas of non-profit scientific research
  • Creating research networks between the 3 regions Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino
  • Funding interregional research networks that involve preferable all 3 regions Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino, present an overarching common goal and discuss a collaborative approach
  • Fostering interregional research networks in the main thematic fields of interregional cooperation
  • Support of project networks with a project volume of 250.000 Euro up to 500.000 Euro and a funding period of 24 up to 36 months
  • Increasing international visibility of scientists and researchers from the European Region Tirol-South Tyrol-Trentino
  • Giving to give young scientists and researchers an opportunity to improve their knowledge, professional skills and integration into the scientific community


For Tyrol: Any scientist or researcher working in the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino who possesses the capacity, the infrastructure necessary to carry out the submitted project in Tyrol of based at an Tyrolean research institution as well as the qualifications listed below.

For South Tyrol and Trentino: Applications for project parts regarding South Tyrol and Trentino may only be submitted by research organisations such as university or research institute, irrespective of its legal status (organised under public or private law) or way of financing. The Research Organisation has to name a scientist or researcher who will lead the project and possesses the following qualifications:

Scientific/Scholarly Demands on the Leaders of the Project Parts

The following criteria are decisive in the assessment of the scientist or researcher's research qualifications and determine whether a review procedure is initiated:

  • Number of publications: The applicant's number of publications should correspond to his/her career to date; however, each applicant must have at least two publications in the five years prior to submission of the application.
  • Independence: The applicant's independent contribution to the publication should be visible. For example, at least one publication listing the applicant as the first author is required in the Life Sciences category.
  • Peer review: The publications must have been subjected to a quality assurance procedure in line with high international standards, meaning that the journals must be listed in the Web of Science, Scopus or the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). In the case of monographs, anthologies or other publication types, the peer-review procedure must be documented on the publisher's website.
  • International publications: In the natural sciences, life sciences and social sciences, the majority of the applicant's publications must be in English; in the humanities, the majority of publications should go beyond German-and Italian speaking countries and be published outside of Austria and Italy; any exceptions must be justified.

The partners should nominate an IPN coordinator who then overtakes several tasks in the course of the administration of the funded projects.


A minimum of 24 up to a maximum of 36 months


A total of 250.000 up to 500.000 Euro


All parts of the applications must be submitted in English


Funding decisions are made by the Board of the EGTC European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino based on the funding recommendation taken by the FWF Board and the Scientific Advisory Board of the EGTC European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino; the EGTC basis its funding decision on 2-3 international written reviews. The EGTC will take the decision between October and November 2016.

Call Budget

1.400.000 Euro – based on the size of the projects 4-5 projects will be funded most likely

Time Frame

The call will be open between the 22nd of December 2015 and the 29th of February 2016 / 6 pm CET.

Contact EGTC

EGTC European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino / Mag. Matthias Fink, Tel. +39 0471 402026 / +43 512 508 2350, E-mail:
(reachable by phone from January 11th, 2016)

Contact FWF

FWF – The Austrian Science Funds / Dr.Sabine Haubenwallner,

Tel:+43-1-5056740-8603, E-mail:
(reachable by phone from January 11th , 2016)



>> 2nd call: Guidelines for IPN Interregional Project Networks (PDF)


>> 2nd call: Application Form (DOC)

>> 2nd call: Form for cost breakdown (for each individual project part) (XLS)

>> 2nd call: Form for total project costs and comparative cost overview (XLS)

>> 2nd call: Form for project-specific equipment (DOC)

>> Form for transferring existing equipment owned by the FWF to the project (only for Tyrolean partners) (PDF)

>> 2nd call: Form for naming all co-authors (DOC)

>> 2nd call: Form for international cooperation (DOC)

Further information:

>> 2nd call: Check-list for applicants (PDF)

>> 2nd call: Letter to evaluators (PDF) (updated on Jan 14th 2016)

Please, note that the FWF uses the internationally-renewed Frascati manual to define basic research as an experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge about observable phenomena and facts, not directed toward any particular use.


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