In Winter Semester 2023/24 the course established within the framework of the Knowledge Transfer Centre South (WTZ Süd) will continue to be held at the Graz University of Technology. The goal is to contribute to the professionalisation of industry-science-co-operations by conveying essential competences to different target groups.

Course “Fundamental and Applied Research: Third-Party Funding, Grant Proposals, Collaboration, Resources and Impact”

  • Seminar for PhD-Students
  • to be held in WS 2023/24
  • to be held in English
  • one semester credit hour, blocked

Students from other universities may simply register at the Graz University of Technology. More details at


  • National and European stakeholders: politics, research agencies, research organizations, enterprises – “who is who” on research funding
  • Financing of research projects: Bottom-up and top-down programmes;
    overview and details on selected national funding programmes in the context of fundamental and applied research; science and business cooperation; the European H2020 Programme,
  • Project design and development from the idea to the project: time frame, partners, resources (personnel and infrastructure), budgets, legal aspects (e.g. IPR)
  • Proposal writing: typical chapters, focusing research topics, one page proposal and full application
  • Dissemination and Impact: Technology readiness levels, knowledge and technology transfer (publications including open access, inventions and patents)


  • Knowing, selecting and use of adequate possibilities for financing research projects
  • Structuring of proposals and preparation of chapters, calculation of project budgets, identification and inclusion of partners
  • Knowing important legal aspects on contracts, avoidance of trouble
  • Knowing options on knowledge and technology transfer


Written by: Graz University of Technology, AM
on: 03/05/2023