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In 2019, a cooperation between Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe AG (IKB), the University of Innsbruck (UIBK), the Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI) and the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) was established to fund research projects that are related to IKB's field of operation (https://www.ikb.at).




 Within the framework of the

IKB-Forschungsförderung 2022


projects of young scientists from all scientific disciplines of the University of Innsbruck (UIBK), the Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI) and the MCI - The Entrepreneurial School are funded in the following thematic area:

Drinking water: submissions can address these topics, among others:

- Domestic use

- Municipal use (e.g. supply, core activation for cooling, irrigation, fire-fighting water, cleaning, baths - incl. analyses e.g. microbiome, energy, etc.)

- Industrial use (process medium, cleaning, auxiliary material, snowmaking, energy, etc.)

- Water analysis (e.g.: Microorganisms in drinking water "Beyond the pathogens"; trace elements in water).

- Hygiene

Application guidelines

The call for proposals is aimed at young researchers (Master's students, diploma students, PhD students, doctoral students and PhD graduates) who are enrolled at the University of Innsbruck (UIBK), the Medical University (MUI) or the MCI - The Entrepreneurial School and/or are employed as research assistants and whose last academic degree was awarded no longer than seven years ago.

Funding is available for master's thesis projects, dissertation projects, research and teaching projects and/or public relations projects.

The maximum funding amount per project is EUR 25,000 with a maximum duration of 24 months. If possible, 2 - 3, but no more than five projects per call for proposals will be funded. The funded project must begin within three months of the funding approval.

Eligible costs are personnel costs (including all government levies and payments to be made under collective agreements), material and equipment costs as well as travel costs.


Documents to be submitted

  1. application form
  2. brief summary of the project (maximum one page, in German), which can be used as a press release
  3. project description (research questions/objectives; approach/methodology; degree of novelty/innovation; expected project results with regard to the topics of the call; main scientists involved)
  4. time planning
  5. budget and resource planning
  6. curriculum vitae and list of publications of the applicants.


MCI applicants: The application has to be handled according to the MCI guidelines for project application & handling (project registration via MCI-Sharepoint is mandatory). For questions plaese contact: forschung@mci.edu 

Applicants of the MUI: The application must comply with the requirements of the Third-Party Funding Guidelines of the Medical University of Innsbruck.


UIBK applicants: The application must be entered into the project database by the responsible project database officer of the institute to which the applicant assigned to. All documents must be uploaded to the project database (instructions at the end of the form). Please send only the project database number by e-mail to forschungsfoerderung@uibk.ac.at. The transmission of the database number by e-mail as well as the entry of all documents in the database is the application.


Applications must be submitted electronically by


28 July 2022 (date of receipt)


to the e-mail address forschungsfoerderung@uibk.ac.at

The application form is available on the homepage of the Vice Rectorate for Research at the University of Innsbruck (https://www.uibk.ac.at/ffq/forschungsfoerderung/ikb/2022/form). The Office for Research Funding and Mentoring at the projekt.service.büro of the UIBK will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the call for applications: https://www.uibk.ac.at/projektservice/kontakt/interneforschungsfoerderung.html.de

Please send us your complete application documents.

A jury consisting of representatives of the IKB, the UIBK, the MUI and the MCI will decide on the project funding. The decision is scheduled for autumn 2022.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tanzer

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christine Bandtlow

FH-Prof. Dr. Michael Kraxner

Vice Rector for Research of the University of Innsbruck

Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs of the Medical University of Innsbruck

CTO & Head of Research, Development & TechTransfer, MCI - The Entrepreneurial University®


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