First call for applications

With the new edition of the research funding programme "Sparkling Science 2.0" the OeAD, on behalf of the BMBWF, will again focus on funding high-quality research projects in which scientific institutions cooperate with educational institutions and, if possible, partners from business and society. 


Start of the call for applications
Closing date for applications
Earliest possible project start

1 September 2021
9 November 2021
September 2022

Facts and figures of the first tender

Funding budget
Funded projects

11.5 million euros

Fig. 1: Distribution of projects among scientific disciplines

Participating institutions 

Project leading institutions
Institution type

18 institutions in Austria
11 x universities
  1 x University of Education
  6 x Non-university research                       institutions/ scientific                            associations or GmbHs

Fig.2: Distribution of the project managing institutions among federal states

National cooperation partners

International cooperation partners

56 from science
32 from business and society
16 from science
  4 from business and society

Involved schools

Partner schools

120 schools in Austria
    4 schools abroad

National schools by type

14 x primary level
22 x secondary level I
48 x secondary level I-II
36 x secondary level II

Fig.3: School cooperation in the federal states

Persons involved

Pupils expected to participate


 Citizen Scientists expected to participate


Future calls for applications

Further calls for proposals are planned every two years.