Projects of the Herzfelder-Stiftung

2016/2017 call

On behalf of the Herzfelder’sche Familienstiftung (Herzfelder Family Foundation), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) has issued a call for research proposals in the field of biochemical/medical cell research. In particular, this call is intended for projects that address the following topics:

  • Research on cell changes and ageing as well as the search for new means of influencing these processes
  • Research on cell diseases and malignancies with a view to influencing the human ageing process (prevention of ageing, prolongation of life in good health).

Target group
Researchers in the field of biochemical/medical cell research

Goals/purpose of the foundation
The purpose of the foundation is to promote top-notch basic research projects on par with the highest international standards in the field of biochemical/medical cell research.

Requirements, duration and amount of funding
The application requirements for these projects as well as the amount and duration of funding correspond to the FWF's requirements for its Stand-Alone Projects programme.

Specific information on the call
General project costs will be increased to 10% in stand-alone projects funded by the foundation.

Proposals in this call can be submitted and approved in combination with one or two ongoing/submitted projects in the FWF's Stand-Alone Projects programme, International Programmes (bilateral projects) and Clinical Research (KLIF) programme.


  • Start: 18th November 2016
  • End: 31st March 2017 (date of postmark)
  • Applications are to be submitted in accordance with the guidelines for the Stand-Alone Projects programme (plus one additional application form).

Award decisions

  • Funding decisions will be made by the management of the Herzfelder’sche Familienstiftung on the basis of the FWF Board's suggestions.
  • The decisions can be expected in December 2017.

The foundation will provide a total of €650,000 in funding for this call. Where the resources required for an excellent project to be funded by the Herzfelder‘sche Familienstiftung exceed the funding amount provided by the foundation, the FWF will fund the difference from its own budget.

Grant proposals which receive outstanding reviews but cannot be funded by the foundation will undergo the FWF's usual procedures; in such cases, however, the special arrangement regarding additional general project costs and the limit on the number of ongoing projects will no longer apply.

Mario Mandl or the relevant scientific project officers in the FWF's specialist departments.