Enable: development of Angewandte research projects

Individual consulting processes include recording and developing concrete project ideas and content and matching them with funding options. We support with advice on content, administration, financial and conceptual aspects, and the provision of expert feedback. Finally, project concepts are submitted to relevant forums and funding opportunities.

In addition to the University of Applied Arts Vienna and ARTist (the university‘s graduate association), other funding bodies include the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), EU programs, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the City of Vienna, and the Federal Chancellery, Section for the Arts (BKA-Kunst).

Enabling research projects includes the following support services: Inquiry into grant programs, development of grant formats (in-house), design and implementation of informational resources, consultation appointments (individual and for groups), networking meetings, editorial work, review services, submission management, and developing and advising on the curriculum design of research-relevant programs.

Angewandte funding opportunities

The University of Applied Arts Vienna offers a wide range of funding options for both students and artistic-scientific staff, which are listed below and are continuously updated:

Work & Support Grants

Additional information on funding (including scholarships) provided by the Office of Student and Academic Affairs can be found here. Further information. 

Funding for artistic/scientific projects

The Angewandte offers several career development opportunities for artistic/scientific staff. Further information (available in German). 

ARTist - Graduate Association of the Angewandte

The Graduate Association helps with concrete measures. Further information.


Angewandte Programme for Inter- and Transdisciplinary Projects in Art and Research (INTRA)

Funding programme for inter- and transdisciplinary projects. The programme aims to promote a new understanding of current issues and to do so rigorously, creatively and with commitment by bringing in the Angewandte with all its approaches and perspectives. Further information.

Angewandte programme for the development of international projects in the arts and research (APPRE)

Promoting project development enables researchers at the University of Applied Arts Vienna to increase their participation in calls for proposals in the international and European research area. The university provides resources for the presentation, networking and content development of applied potentials in the international research area as well as for editorial work on project proposals in the form of a Project Proposal Residency.
If you are interested, please contact us at support_eu@uni-ak.ac.at to receive the funding documents.

Zentrum Fokus Forschung

The Zentrum Fokus Forschung is a supporting unit in the field of artistic and scientific research and education and pools PhD in Art research projects as well as infrastructure for research projects. Further information.

Publication funding

In addition to ARTist publication funding (see below for details), Edition Angewandte supports artists and researchers who are or were active at the Angewandte, as well as graduates who would like to present their work to a wider audience in book form.

External funding opportunities

Austrian institutions and local councils and authorities offer various possibilities for (partial) funding of projects in the artistic and artistic-scientific fields. The following list is continuously updated:

BMKOES – Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport

Project funding and scholarships of the Federal Ministry, divided into categories and various funding schemes (scholarships, project funding, acquisitions, prizes and calls). Further information.


MA7 Cultural Department of the City of Vienna

The Cultural Department of the City of Vienna seeks to provide optimal framework conditions for the city’s artists and the Viennese public. Its goal consists in ensuring a diverse and interesting cultural program. Further information (available in German).

Funding Pilot (Förderpilot) and 24h Quick-Check

Online platform of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency and the Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH. The “24h Quick Check” initial consultation service provides feedback on whether a project idea matches a specific funding track. Further information (available in German).

FWF – Austrian Science Fund

Austria’s central institution for the promotion of basic research. Funding program relevant for artistic researchers: PEEK – Programme for Arts-based Research Further information.

FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Funding agency for applied research and development in Austria. Promoting research, development and innovation projects through open-topic and thematic funding as well as through programs to strengthen human resources and optimize structures of innovation systems. Further information.

WWTF – Vienna Science and Technology Fund

The Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) supports major scientific projects that offer the prospect of medium- to long-term economic and/or societal benefits. Further information.

ÖAW – Austrian Academy of Sciences

Several funding programs, both national and international in scope. The aim is to contribute to Austria’s future as a research centre. Further information.

Vienna Business Agency

Supports Viennese companies using funds of the City of Vienna. It is aimed at all Viennese companies of different sizes and industries. Further information.

OEAD – Agency for Education and Internationalisation

Wide range of opportunities for international exchange. The Mobility Programs, Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation Division manages a set of outgoing scholarship programs on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). Further information.

International Research Center for Cultural Studies

Facilitates research in cultural studies through fellowships. Further information.

Austrian Database for Scholarships & Research Grants

Austria’s largest online database for scholarships and research funding for all scientific fields. From conventional scholarships to grants and prizes to comprehensive national, European and international research funding programs. Further information.

Anniversary Fund of the Austrian National Bank

Founded by the Austrian National Bank on the occasion of its 150th anniversary in 1966 and dedicated to the promotion of science. Further information.

Volkswagen Foundation

Funding of research projects in the three profile areas “Exploration”, “Societal Transformations”, and “Understanding Research”. Further information.

EU Funding

The European Union offers numerous funding opportunities for artistic and artistic-scientific projects. The following list is being updated continuously:

Creative Europe

EU programme for the European cultural and creative sector. Funding strands for cultural cooperation (CULTURE), the development, distribution and promotion of European films (MEDIA) and cross-cutting projects (Cross-Sectoral). Further information: www.creativeeurope.at and https://culture.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe

Horizon Europe

EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021 – 2027).

Pillar 1- Excellent SciencePromotion of scientific excellence in Europe in open-topic calls.

  • ERC (European Research Council): ERC grants provide outstanding researchers at all stages of their careers with the necessary funds to carry out groundbreaking research projects at the boundaries of knowledge (“frontier research”) together with their teams. Further information: www.ffg.at/europa/heu/erc and erc.europa.eu/
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) support researchers at all stages of their careers and promote scientific exchange between different countries, disciplines and types of organisations (universities, companies, etc.). Further information: www.ffg.at/europa/heu/msca and marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu

Pillar 2- Global Challenges & European Industrial Competitiveness: annual calls for proposals on thematically defined project topics for consortia projects with a European dimension. At least three organisations from at least three EU member states (or associated states) can submit research and innovation projects.

Six thematic clusters: Health; Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society; Civil Security for Society; Digital, Industry and Space; Climate, Energy and Mobility; Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment. 

Further information: ffg.at/Europa/Horizon-Europe 


The European Union Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport Funding formats include cooperation partnerships, alliances for innovation, European University Alliances and Capacity Building in Higher Education. Further information: https://erasmusplus.at and https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu


Dr. phil. Alexander Damianisch, MAS
Franziska Echtinger-Sieghart, BA
Mag. phil. Elisabeth Strasser
Mag. phil. Angelika Zelisko

Angewandte Programme for Inter- and Transdisciplinary Projects in Art and Research (INTRA)

The transformation of society must always be perceived in new ways. INTRA, as well as the funded and future projects, contribute to the methodological development of artistic and scientific knowledge processes concerning complex challenges at the Angewandte. INTRA aims to enhance and strengthen the already established conversation culture as well as solidarity and supportive dialogue among researchers and colleagues at the University of Applied Arts.

Call INTRA 2024

INTRA 2024
The University of Applied Arts Vienna invites colleagues to submit projects in relation to the fifth call in the Programme for Inter- and Transdisciplinary Projects in Art and Research. This call is addressed to individuals or teams at the Angewandte who have an artistic and/or scholarly profile as well as a high level of competence in her or his respective subject area.

Call open from February 12 to April 11, 2024:
• Precise description of the project’s goals and methods. Those eligible to submit entries are individuals in an employment at the Angewandte or teams whose Contact Person (the main applicant) is an employee of the university, see Call 2024;
• Depending on the project, specific costs can be requested, see Call 2024 (page 7, Budget);
• The Form must be used for submission and sent with a formless Expose (attachments: Schedule, Budget and CV(s), Portfolio(s) optional), see Call 2024, to: support_intra@uni-ak.ac.at.

Download Call documents:
Call 2024 (EN)
Form 2024 (DE+EN)

Information event
The INTRA programme will be presented and Information will be given on how to submit.
• in German: Thursday, March 14, 2024 (10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon, online);
• in English: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 (2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m., online);
Please register for information events (support_intra@uni-ak.ac.at / Helga Aichmaier).

Overview of previously funded INTRA projects

Previously funded INTRA projects can be viewed here.

Peer review: INTRA Advisory Board

Peer review and evaluation of submitted projects by an annual International Advisory Board.

  • Advisory Board 2023: Michelle Christensen, Michael Kliën, Alexandra Toland, Margarete Vöhringer and Mario Wimmer
  • Advisory Board 2022: Kristy Balliet, Karmen Franinović, Inge Hinterwaldner, Mia Lerm Hayes and Andreas Weber
  • Advisory Board 2021: Rachel Armstrong, Swetlana Heger-Davis, Julia Lohmann and Christina Wessely


Mag. art. Helga Aichmaier, PhD
Dr. phil. Alexander Damianisch, MAS

ARTist – Graduate Association of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

Development of joint projects and support for graduates of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The central priority is to foster the relationship of the Angewandte to their graduates, the mutual exchange of opinions and ideas, the cultivation of contacts between graduates, the promotion of art and science of the Angewandte and their graduates as well as the documentation of the artistic and scientific development of the graduates.


Two fields of activity: ARTist CONNECT and ARTist SUPPORT (“You connect, we support”).


Networking between graduates and members of the university (students, faculty, etc.). ARTist brings graduates together with relevant contexts for artistic and scientific development.


Support for graduates in financial and immaterial terms (consulting services, continuing education, publication support, etc.).

Key responsibilities


Upon graduation, graduates are automatically subscribed to the ARTist newsletter. Information on current funding opportunities, open calls and relevant events is sent once or twice a month (subscription can be cancelled at any time). Should you not receive the newsletter, please write an email to: artist@uni-ak.ac.at 

Online presence

ARTist is available online through the following channels:

University Library

All graduates can use the University Library free of charge on request.

base Applications

All graduates continue to have access to Angewandte base and its applications for digital support, currently including Portfolio, Showroom, and Image+. If you need alumni access, please get in touch with the Office of Student and Academic Affairs.

Publication funding

Funding of publication projects with a maximum amount of € 1.500. Upon positive evaluation, a freelance work contract will be issued, and payment will be made upon submission of 5 publication copies. The Angewandte and ARTist logos must be added to the publication upon funding approval. You can only be granted a publication grant once. Submissions by email to artist@uni-ak.ac.at. Detailed information on required documents for submission: Infosheet.

Continuing Education

Published regularly via newsletter.

Entrepreneurship / Self-employment

The university supports faculty, students and alumni on an operational and advisory level in starting their own businesses and on their path to professional independence. Please find below a list of opportunities and a variety of information for students and alumni concerning self-employment and starting a business.

Vienna Business Agency

Support for local and international companies at all stages of business development and advice on entrepreneurial issues related to establishing a business in Vienna. Further information.

aws funding

Provision of low-interest loans, guarantees, grants, equity capital, advice, and support on intellectual property issues. Supplemented by specific information, consulting, service and support for prospective, existing and expanding companies. Further information.


Under the common umbrella of the cooperative, artists, creatives and cultural workers either work independently within the framework of SMartProduction or are hired by SMart. Both stand-alone projects, as well as complete projects can be handled with several contributors. Further information.

Austrian Start ups

Umbrella organization of Austrian entrepreneurs. Networking in the form of roundtables, summits and other formats. Newsletters, podcasts, website, etc. More information.

ECN Network

Interdisciplinary network of Austrian universities and Fachhochschulen (Higher education institutions granting BA and MA degrees). Networking and overview of initiatives, events and programs at Austrian universities that support start-ups and creators. Further information.

Lean Canvas

1-page business plan template by Ash Maurya to help break down an idea into its key premises. Further information: https://leanstack.com/lean-canvas and https://www.strategyzer.com/canvas/business-model-canvas

Start-up guide (WKÖ)

Detailed guide on establishing a business, covering topics such as financing, trade law, business registration, social security and much more. Further information: https://www.gruenderservice.at/site/gruenderservice/publikationen/lf_gruender.pdf

Remuneration guidelines “fair pay fair play”

Reader by the Austrian Cultural Council for fair working conditions in the arts, culture and media. Includes a list of remuneration guidelines for all sectors. Further information (available in German).

Download Infosheet

Download Infosheet Patents Trademarks Design Protection (available in German).

Continuing Education

The Department of Staff Development and Equality offers a wide range of internal continuing education programs available to all employees of the University of Applied Arts free of charge. Subjects covered vary from work skills and computer courses to careers in the arts and sciences. Further information and programme overview (available in German).


Mag. phil. Angelika Zelisko
Edda Thürriedl, MA

Cooperations and relations

Support Kunst und Forschung is continuously working closely with leading institutions and practitioners to connect researchers at the Angewandte and to strengthen Vienna as a research hub. This ranges from event formats to publication projects. The below selection is continually updated.

Society for Artistic Research

The University of Applied Arts is a Portal Partner of the Research Catalogue of the Society for Artistic Research, the leading database for the documentation and presentation of artistic research. Angewandte Research Portal.

Research Salon

An inter- and transdisciplinary event series held since 2016, regularly offering space for networking on current issues within academia and involving practitioners from a wide range of fields. Objective: To improve innovation transfer from science to business and the larger society in Vienna as a research hub. Previous key topics: Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Labour – Work in Progress, Age and Society, Health and Care, Digital Transformation(s) and Urban Housing. Further information (available in German). 

ÆSR Lab - Applied/Experimental Sound Research Laboratory

Sound research laboratory at the interface of art and science.
ÆSR Lab – Applied/Experimental Sound Research Lab is a modular, mobile sound research laboratory in three parts at the interface of art and science. It is an infrastructure – with precise instruments and state-of-the-art technology – that promotes interdisciplinary research and artistic design and helps to open up the development and testing of new technologies.
The ÆSR Lab is being developed by the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Zentrum Fokus Forschung) in cooperation with and with the Artistic Research Center (ARC) and the Institute for Composition, Electroacoustics and Tonmeister Training (IKE) of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, as well as the Phonogrammarchiv (PhA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
The project focuses on the following topics in the field of experimental sound research: machine learning, field recording methods, architectural sound design (spatialisation) and the reference to the physical world by means of sensors and actuators (physical computing). At the same time, the interface from analogue to digital is explored via the conservation, restoration and digitisation of sound carriers.
In order to make the cooperative use of and access to the lab and its equipment as low-threshold as possible, a representative and publicly easily accessible lending system is also being developed that will map all available research instruments.

ÆSR Lab is funded by the BMBWF and in cooperation with the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) of the EU.

Project lead and contact: Karl Salzmann

Project partner mdw: Thomas Grill

Project partner PhA:   Kerstin Klenke


Dr. phil. Wera Hippesroither, MA
Sen. Sc. Mag. art. Karl Salzmann