LIT Calls.

Twice a year, the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) announces a "Call for Proposals" in support of cutting-edge research. Projects can be submitted in different project categories.


There are also special calls featuring specific objectives.

There are currently no open calls.

 

LIT Office

E-Mail

lit@jku.at

Submission Categories

Young Career Projects

   

Who?

Junior researchers and young scholars (must have earned a doctorate degree within the past 5 years or, in exceptional cases, beyond that time period with plausible reasons)

What for?

To provide junior researchers with funding to start a research group. Young Career projects are intended to help junior researchers achieve scientific and academic independence. LIT project funding serves to strengthen the CV through increased international visibility by demonstrating outstanding research as well as imporve chances of attracting external funding and attain a higher position within a faculty.

How long?

A Young Career Project can provide the project manager with funding (also part-time, if applicable) and/or 1 - 2 doctoral candidates (30 hrs/week), project duration of up to two years.

Seed Projects

   

Who?

Open to all researchers (applicant must hold a doctorate degree)

What for?

Funding to develop and foster interdisciplinary collaboration efforts and thereby provide basic findings/evidence to create High Risk Gain research concepts. Seed Projects aim to strengthen ideas and improve the chances of acquiring highly competitive external research funding.

How long?

A Seed Project can provide a project manager (if necessary) with funds for a post-doc position or doctoral candidate (30 hrs./week), project duration for up to two years.

Co-Funding Projects

   

Who?

Open to all junior researchers (must hold a doctorate degree)

What for?

To provide funding for underfinanced "Excellence Projects", such as Marie Curie Fellowships, doctoral grants, etc. The actual funding depends on the difference between the underfunded project after funds have been used up, overhead costs, as well as administrative costs. Funding is for salary costs only.

How long?

Co-Funding can provide funds for underfinanced projects for up to five years, but no longer than that.

Incoming Scientist Projects

   

Who?

Open to all researchers (applicant must hold a doctorate degree)

What for?

For external applicants (at least 1 year absence from Upper Austria) in support of the "Brain Gain" initiative.

How long?

An "Incoming Scientists Project" fund project managers, travel expenses, and material costs. Project duration for a max. of 3 years.

 

Past Calls

10th Call, Submission Deadline: April 12, 2021

Proposals under review

9th Call, Submission Deadline: November 23, 2020

Approved Projects:

 

  • Günter Klambauer: AIDD: Advanced machine learning for innovative drug discovery
  • Lukas Klever: Self-help enforcement in the digital age
  • Mahdi Saeedipour: MMBLOOD: Multiscale modelling of capillary-based blood separation
  • Markus Schedl: TIMELY: Mitigating gender bias in job recommender systems: a machine learning-law synergy
  • Claudia Schnugg: DIGI-SENSE: Digital sensemaking: constructive capacity building for co-creative transformative change

8th Call, Submission Deadline: November 20, 2019

Approved Projects:

  • Oliver Bimber: Search and rescue by airborne optical sectioning
  • Johannes Brandstetter: DEEP FLOOD: Assessing hydrological extremes via deep learning
  • Oliver Brüggemann: Biocompatible graphene oxide (GO) composites for medical and agrochemical applications
  • Christoph Mayr-Dorn: How do engineers coordinate and execute crossdisciplinary changes in software-intensive mechatronical systems?
  • Frank Müh: Molecular mechanism of adhesion reduction by sandfish scales
  • Thomas Takacs: PDE-aware isogeometric discretization based on neural networks
  • Christoph Topf: Manganese catalysts for (enantioselective) redox transformations
  • Mario Waser: Asymmetric synergistic ammonium (hypo)iodite-imine catalysis

7th Call, Submission Deadline: April 29, 2019

Approved Projects:

  • Moritz Brehm: Strain tuning of next-generation group-IV light emitters
  • David M. Cerna: Learning to prove by MATHematical induction: Invariant discovery aided by modern machine learning technology
  • Andreas Ebner: Molecular recognition for medical blood diagnostics
  • Martina Mara: Hands-on explainable AI
  • Marcus Reindl: Color-independent generation of maximally entangled photon states in the solid state
  • Manuela Schiek: Seamless bionic interfacing for visual neuro-prosthetics
  • Markus Sinnl: Solution algorithms for hierarchical optimization problems
  • Michael Vierhauser: Runtime monitoring for software-intensive systems

6th Call, Submission Deadline: November 12, 2018

Approved Projects:

  •  Günter Klambauer: Self-normalizing networks as enabler of functional modularity in large AI systems / AI-SNN
  • Sudip Poddar: Development of design automation methods for sample preparation on two-phase droplet microfluidic labs-on-chips
  • Armando Rastelli: Entanglement-based quantum key distribution with on-demand photons generated by semiconductor quantum dots
  • Theresa Roland: Human motion sensor system for daily life and analysis ba means of AI

5th Call, Submission Deadline: April 23, 2018

Approved Projects:

  • Isabella Derler: Novel control of calcium entry via light-sensitive unnatural amino acids
  • Andreas Gruber: Brain aneurysm demonstrator
  • Georg Reischauer: Ecosystem response strategies

4th Call, Submission Deadline: November 13, 2017

Approved Projects:

  • Oliver Brüggemann: Chameleomers: Chameleon inspired bio-molecule-responsive structures for detection of wound healing progresses and abnormalities
  • Werner G. Müller: Exchange methods for constrained experimental design
  • Thomas Renger: Towards a multiscale simulation scheme for organic solar cells
  • Jürgen Schöftner: Refined beam models based on the boley method
  • Philipp Stadler: Conductive biopolymer carbonate reduction
  • Ioannis Toulopoulos: Numerical Simulation of incompressible Non-Newtonian flows modeled by power-law Navier-Strokes systems
  • Rudolf Winter-Ebmer: Digitalisation and routine jobs: Unemployment experience and job search
  • Yuriy Zakharko: Nanocavity-coupled carbon nanotubes for quantum photonics

3rd Call, Submission Deadline: April 14, 2017

Approved Projects:

  • Judith Igelsböck: Upper Austrian Innovation Scripts
  • Günter Klambauer: Deep Learning for In-Silicio Toxicogenetics Testing
  • Thomas A. Klar: Sted Photochemistry
  • Georg Kofler: Digitalization and Law: The LIT Digitized Village
  • Andreas Müller: Exoskeletal Robotic Systems
  • Stefan Pirker: Recurrence CFD Simulation of Linz/Westring Pollutant Dispersion 

2nd Call, Submission Deadline: October 17, 2016

Approved Projects:

1st Call, Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016