CHIST-ERA is a European funding initiative for transnational R&D projects focusing on ICT-based scientific challenges. In addition to the FWF, more than 20 other European and international funding organizations are involved in this initiative.

Target group

The funding program is aimed at researchers working in the field of information and communication technologies at universities, non-academic research institutions, and research departments in related sectors.

Funding goals

Information and communication technologies (ICT) play a key role in Europe’s economy and in society. In this context, CHIST-ERA is targeting an area that covers the full spectrum of transformative/exploratory research activities in ICT with the potential to lead to exceptional and unprecedented outcomes.

Funding period and funding amount

The maximum funding period is 36 months.


The requirements and specifications for the FWF program Principal Investigator Projects apply.


Decided by the Scientific Board based on a recommendation of the Call Secretariat.

Application information

No call currently in progress

Funding institution

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


Currently no submissions

Inquiries and contact

Mag. David Miksits
+43 676 83487 8410

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