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LIT Calls.

There are currently two LIT calls open:

In order to support cutting-edge research, LIT announces a "Call for Proposals" twice a year. Projects can be submitted in various categories. There are also special calls with exclusive objectives.

  • Special LIT Call: Ars Electronica Festival, submission deadline December 6, 2019
  • 8th Call for Proposals, submission deadline November 20, 2019

Special LIT Ars Electronica Call

A new LIT Call for Proposals is open, focusing on artifacts / objects as a contribution to the Ars Electronica Festival. The submission deadline is December 6, 2019.

The submitted proposals should not be research projects in a conventional sense but rather focused on creative ways to visualize research and be featured at the Ars Electronica Festival in September 2020.

Current Call For Proposals.

The submission deadline is November 20, 2019. 

The call is open to all fields of academia, science and technology.

We especially welcome submissions in the JKU's research fields:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Transformation in Finance and Financial Institutions

Download documents for submission here:

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 (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 of 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.

Incoming Scientist Projects

Who?

Open to all researchers (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.

7th Call, Submission Deadline: April 29, 2019

Proposals in process.

6th Call, Submission Deadline: November 12, 2018

Proposals are in review.

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:

  • Armin Biere: Logic Technology for Computer Science Education
  • Oliver Bimber: Towards a Flexible, Scale, and Transparent Thin-Film Camera
  • Karin Bruckmüller: Autonomous Driving in Austria – Preconditions by, and a Challenge for Criminal Law
  • Alexander Egyed: Collaborative Engineering in a Multi-Tool Environment
  • Ingrid Graz: From Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing of Dampers to Tailored Viscoelastic Dissipation
  • Kurt Hingerl: Harmonium
  • Clemens Hofreither: Fast Multigrid Solvers for Advanced Discretization Techniques in Isogeometric Analysis
  • Astrid Pechstein: Mixed Finite Elements for Smart Materials and Structures
  • Yolanda Salinas: Degradable Hybrid Organosilica Phosphazene Mesoporous Nanoparticles for Nanomedicine 
  • Gabriela Slavcheva: Cavity-Assisted Non-Classical Light States Generation with Quantum Dots for Integrated Quantum Photonics
  • Irene Tiemann-Boege: Discovery of New Mutations with Ultra-Sensitive Sequencing  

1st Call, Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016

Approved Projects:

  • Bernad Batinic: Wearable Insights: The Potential of Tracking Technology to Enrich Psychological Research
  • Moritz Brehm: Electrically Driven Ge Quantum Dot Lasers towards On-Chip Applications
  • Andreas Ebner: Role of Cell Membrane Associated Hsp70 in Cancer Cell Adhesion and Metastasis
  • Bernhard Etzlinger: 5G Secure Communications in Industrial Production Environments
  • Sepp Hochreiter: Long Short-Term Memory For Self-Driving Cars
  • Martin Kaltenbrunner: Career Accelerator Project Soft Electronics Laboratory SEL
  • Nicole Kronberger: Neuroenhancement in Everyday Life
  • Thomas Lichtenegger: Recurrence CFD – A Novel, Extremely Fast Simulation Technique for Complex Multiphase Flows
  • Stefan Müllegger: Single-Atom Radio Frequency Fingerprinting 
  • Alexandru Paler: Complete Control Software for Reliable Quantum Computers
  • Armando Rastelli: Scalable and Fully Tunable Quantum Dots for Quantum Technologies
  • Milan Stehlik: Modeling Complex Dependencies: How to Make Strategic Multi-Criterial Decisions
  • Thomas Voglhuber-Brunnmaier / Erwin Reichel: Sensing Arthritis with Integrated Novel Tools