Priority fields of cooperation

Austria’s priority fields of science and technology cooperation with China are:

General information on Science, Technology and Innovation in Austria:


Scholarships and grants

Information on Austrian funding schemes for fellowships, grants and PhD programmes:


Joint research funding

Open calls:

Cooperation agreements:


Austrian initiatives


Horizon 2020

Chinese participation is welcomed in all calls for proposals of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. In addition, in the 2016/2017 work programme, several calls and topics are specifically flagged for targeted cooperation with China. In these, the participation of Chinese partners is strongly encouraged. Deadlines are 31 March and 31 July 2016.

The EU and the Chinese government agreed on a EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism for Research and Innovation in 2015. Up to 200 million RMB (or 28 million Euro) will be made available annually by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on the Chinese side.

Further information