The Austrian-African Research Network Africa-UniNet was initiated to create a long-term, stable basis for cooperation between Austrian and African universities and research institutions. The network promotes the establishment of new scientific contacts and the deepening of existing collaborations. Moreover, it offers opportunities to fund international projects.

Planned network activities include among others exchange visits of professors and short-term research visits of scientists; further education measures for participating target groups; conferences, and joint project applications.

Fourth Call for Africa-UniNet project applications

The call is open till 30 November 2023. However, please note the shortened internal submission deadlines due to the necessary pre-assessment at the University of Vienna!

Funding is available for up to two-year projects involving at least one Austrian and one African university/ university of applied sciences/research institution. Please note that all institutions involved in the project must be members of Africa-UniNet. Funding will be available mainly for mobility costs. The projects should be research-based  and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Moreover, the projects should foster existing or initiate new scientific relations between Austrian and African institutions.

  • Projects coordinated at the University of Vienna have to be submitted to by Tuesday, 17 October, 12:00. The University of Vienna will conduct a preliminary assessment of the project ideas, as only a maximum of two projects per coordinating institution can be submitted. A decision will be made by Tuesday, 24 October. A completed project proposal for this pre-submission is not required, but the project idea shall be roughly sketched using the application form (see: Download area - Application). Please also include a breakdown of the budget. The evaluation will be carried out according to the evaluation criteria of Africa-UniNet. The pre-selected projects must be finalised and submitted to by Tuesday, 21 November, 12:00 for final evaluation.
  • Projects in which the University of Vienna is involved as a partner have to be submitted to by Friday, 24 November, 12:00 at the latest. Please include a budget breakdown and a letter of intent in the project application.


The call for applications can be found here.