Austrian Climate Research Programme (ACRP) – 17th Call

Budget of the call: 5 Mio. €
Ausschreibung offen von 28.05.2024 12:00 bis 12.12.2024 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.

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 consequences of climate change
  • Specific support for Austria’s policymakers
  • Transformative change

Who can apply?

Institutions of research and knowledge dissemination (research organizations) within the scope of their non-economic activities.

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

Project partners are not limited to Austrian research institutions and can include foreign research organizations.

The following may participate but may not receive funding:

  • Subcontractors: They are not participants in terms of cooperation. They provide defined tasks for project participants which are listed under the cost category “third-party costs” and are not entitled to exploit the project results. National and international businesses and other practitioners as well as individual researchers from Austria can be listed under the cost category “third- party costs” as subcontractors of the applicant or of one of the project partners. 
  • Other participants: These are persons or institutions (including businesses) that do not receive funding, but are mentioned in the funding contract, including the scope of their participation. Their rights and duties are also stipulated by contract. Their participation needs to be justified in the application.

See “Guidelines for projects of oriented basic research” for details. 

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 do I need to apply?

For submission, the completed application must be entered via eCall before the deadline. Applications can only be submitted online using the corresponding masks in the FFG eCall. It is not possible to submit an application as a PDF. 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 2025.


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Guidelines for projects of oriented basic research (Version 3.0)


Die inhaltliche Beschreibung des Vorhabens und die Aufgaben und Kompetenzen des Konsortiums sind online im eCall einzutragen. Nutzen Sie unser eCall-Tutorial

Projektskizze als Grundlage für Beratungen


Wichtiger Hinweis zum Kostenplan:

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Diese Ausschreibung basiert auf der FFG-Challenge-Richtlinie

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