Austrian Climate Research Programme (ACRP) – 16th Call

Budget of the call: 5 Mio. €
Ausschreibung offen von 24.05.2023 12:00 bis 25.01.2024 12:00
Klima- und Energiefonds
Within the framework of the Climate and Energy Fund, the Austrian Climate Research Programme (ACRP) provides a conceptual and institutional basis for supporting climate research in Austria. The ACRP focuses on research on climate change and climate actions, adaptation, mitigation and their mutual interrelation. The intent is to provide scientific back- ground for the implementation of the Austrian strategy for adaptation to climate change, the National Energy and Climate Plan (NEKP) and the Paris Agreement in Austria.

What is funded?

The ACRP focuses on research on climate change and climate actions, adaptation, mitigation and their mutual interrelation.

Projects of oriented basic research are funded in the following three thematic areas:

  • Understanding the climate system and the consequences of climate change
  •  Specific support for Austria’s policymakers
  •  Transformative change

Who can apply?

Institutions of research and knowledge dissemination (research organisations) are eligible for funding:

  • Universities (universities and universities of applied sciences)
  • Non-university research institutions

National and international businesses and other practitioners as well as individual researchers from Austria can participate as subcontractors. Project partners are not limited to Austrian research institutions and can include international research organisations.

What is the amount of funding?

Eligible costs are covered up to 100 %.

What are the submission criteria?

Projects of oriented basic research can be submitted by individual applicants or as cooperative projects involving several consortium members. Further information on the submission criteria can be found in the Guide for the submission of proposals and in the Guidelines for Projects of Oriented Basic Research.

What documents do I need for the application?

For a successful submission, the completed proposal form (including any optional supplementary documents) must be uploaded via eCall before the deadline. The costs of the applicant and all project partners must also be entered via eCall before the deadline.

When will the decision be made?

A funding decision is expected by May 2024.


In addition to consulting services via mail and phone, we offer online consultations to answer any questions regarding the ACRP call and the submission of project proposals. For targeted advice on your project, you have the option to submit a project outline prior to the online consultation, which will serve as a basis for discussion. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the programme managers at FFG (see contact information below).

Information on previously funded ACRP projects can be found here.

22. 11. 2023: ONLINE - Information day for the 16th call

In this online information event the content of the 16th call will be presented. In addition, the FFG provides information on administrative and organizational aspects and gives tips and tricks for a successful application. There will be enough time for your questions.
For details visit: ACRP 16th Call Information Day


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PLEASE NOTE: The GBER (General Block Exemption Regulation of the EU) was adopted by the European Commission on March 9, 2023 with a change in the overhead rate (Gemeinkostenzuschlag, GKZ) for funded companies.
From September 1, 2023 onwards, companies will be able to claim 20 % overhead rate instead of the previous 25 %.The overhead rate for research institutions will remain unchanged at 25 %.
For this reason, the Cost Guideline Version 3.0 applies to the present call which implemented this change.
ACRP only funds projects of oriented basic research. Thus, only research institutions can apply for funding and the change in the current cost guidelines has no impact on the funding of research institutions.




Wichtiger Hinweis zum Kostenplan:

Der Kostenplan ist vollständig im eCall auszufüllen. Das Hochladen von Excel-Listen ist nicht mehr möglich. Ausschlaggebend sind einzig die im eCall gemachten Angaben zum Kostenplan. Nutzen Sie unser eCall-Tutorial

Diese Ausschreibung basiert auf der FFG-Richtlinie-Missionen zur Förderung der wirtschaftlich - technischen Forschung, Technologieentwicklung und Innovation. 

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